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About half La. without power as Isaac moves inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About half of Louisiana is without power as Tropical Storm Isaac moves inland.

The Public Service Commission says 903,000 homes and businesses around the state — about 47 percent of all customers — are without power.

Entergy Corp. says that included about 686,000 of its customers. Another 87,000 were customers of Cleco Corp.

Nearly all customers were without power in Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. John the Baptist parishes, while at least three-quarters of homes and businesses had power outages in Iberville, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, St. Charles, St. James, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and West Feliciana parishes.

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