Energy officials in New Orleans said thousands of customers lost power Monday when a cat wandered into a substation and caused a fla...
By Ben Hooper, UPI
Utility officials in New Orleans said 7,556 people were without power Monday due to a cat that wandered into a substation.
Entergy New Orleans said 7,556 customers lost power after a cat wandered into the substation about 8:30 a.m. and caused a flash by touching equipment.
The company said protective devices installed at substations make it unusual for a cat to find its way inside.
"When this happens, the animals, unfortunately, do not survive the high-voltage contact," the company tweeted.