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Hurricane Ida — Getting the Power Back On

This is what is involved in the effort.

This Disaster Zone podcast is from a couple of weeks ago, but it is directly applicable to the situation we see playing out in New Orleans and the other hurricane-impacted areas of Louisiana.

“Getting the Power Back On”

The situation there in Louisiana looks like a catastrophic failure of the power grid. Power plants, large transmission towers and the broader distribution system that brings power to individual homes have all been laid waste.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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