Cat in New Orleans who got into substation knocked out power to 7500 customers

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It happened in New Orleans on Monday morning; a cat somehow managed to get into a substation for Entergy New Orleans and accidentally came into contact with electrical equipment knocking out power to 7,500 customers.

According to the Washington Post, the outage occurred at 8:30 a.m., and by noon the power in New Orleans had been restored.

“A cat got into a substation that feeds parts of Uptown, Central City, Mid-City and the CBD, and caused a flash when it came into contact with our equipment,” the utility company said at 9:30 a.m.

Entergy New Orleans spokeswoman Charlotte Cavell stated the company has installed preventive blocks to keep animals away from the equipment, however sometimes they just make their way around it. Tragically the cat touched one of the high voltage areas and did not survive.

Rest in peace kitty.

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