Monday, February 04, 2013

So what happened?

Something minor in a piece of surge protection equipment as far as I understand.  But why? Nobody seems to be saying, exactly. Although Russell is looking in an interesting place.

The LSED's December minutes are not available, but the agenda for that meeting shows the board was to consider approval of a motion to spend up to $946,500 on an "upgraded feeder cable system" and other items.

Thornton did not return calls seeking comment Sunday night. Nor did Ron Forman, head of the LSED's board of directors.
Something got installed in a last-minute job by one fly-by-night non-union contractor or another.  Personally, I thought the blackout was fun but now I want to know just what happened.  The blackout is a pretty good litmus test for what kind of New Orleanian you are.  Either you were entertained, like most of us were, or you were VERY SERIOUSLY CONCERNED about it and paranoid that it will impact our ability to be blessed with future Super Bowls.

And the VERY SERIOUSLY CONCERNED people will likely be responsible for enthusiastically hiring the next fly by night contractor.

Update: FOX8 reports that the Dome management is blaming Entergy. Which is hilarious because last night Entergy tweeted
Power issue at the Super Dome appears to be in the customer's side. Entergy is providing power to the Dome
The original tweet, though, appears to have been deleted, though.  Sorry I didn't screen capture it.

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