Days after Isaac, a quarter-million still in dark
NEW ORLEANS — About a quarter of a million customers remained in the dark today in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water.
Most of those were in Louisiana, where utilities reported nearly 240,000 people without power as of this morning. More than 11,000 were without power in Mississippi. Another 5,000 or so were without power in Arkansas.
Thousands of evacuees remained at shelters or bunked with friends or relatives.