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The population of the New Orleans metro area is 987,695. (CensusScope (.org) 9/15/2005)

The population of the New Orleans metro area is 1,144,791. (CensusScope (.org) 9/15/2005)

The population of the New Orleans metro area is 1,303,800. (CensusScope (.org) 9/15/2005)

The population of the New Orleans metro area is 1,285,270. (CensusScope (.org) 9/15/2005)

Dan Packer, CEO of Entergy New Orleans tells the Times-Picayune that Entergy, the area’s utility company, expects a level of destruction never seen in its four-state territory of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. According to Packer, parts of New Orleans may be without utility service for weeks—or even months. (Times-Picayune 8/29/2005 pdf file)

According to Dan Packer, President of Entergy, Hurricane Katrina is the worst disaster the company has ever experienced. Nearly 100 percent of the utility’s 700,000 customers have no power. (Times-Picayune Blog 8/29/2005)


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