BECI Power Outage Affected 6,000 Louisiana Residents
If you were one of the 6,000 Louisiana residents without power yesterday, you're probably wondering what caused it.
According to Beauregard Electric, it was animal related.
If there was ever a great time for the electricity to go out, yesterday was it. Not only was it a very cool day, but I had just finished cooking potato soup for the family. I was sitting in my lazy boy watching Cops, waiting for my wife to get off of a conference call so we could eat as a family and then, BAM! The lights go out.
My son asked me why I thought the power went out, and I told him it was probably a squirrel because that used to happen at my former job in Sulphur all the time. BECI didn't say what kind of animal caused to outage, but my money is on a squirrel.
It amazed me the scope of the outage that a single animal can cause. I took a screenshot of the outage map below.