Lafayette Uilities System's Director Terry Huval says that only 950 LUS customers are currently without power and that all of them will have electricity by the end of today. "We plan to get everyone back today. By the end of the day we'll have no customers out." Huval adds that there are still repairs that need to be made to lines that reach individual homes. "But all customers who can receive service from us will be back on tonight. I am confident that we're going to have everybody back on today."
About 450 linemen and tree trimmers from Texas, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are in Lafayette, staged at Cajun Field and teamed up with LUS crews to help with the restoration efforts.
LUS has about 60,000 customers. At the height of LUS' outages during Gustav, 41 percent of LUS' customers were without power. By Monday night, half of those customers' electricity was restored.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.