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Biden pledges federal help for restoring power after Hurricane Ida

Biden pledges federal help for restoring power after Hurricane Ida

reuters.com · 08/31/2021 22:49
Biden pledges federal help for restoring power after Hurricane Ida

- U.S. President Joe Biden held a call with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and the CEOs of two of the largest utilities in the Gulf Coast - Leo Denault of Entergy ETR.N and Tom Fanning of Southern Co SO.N - on restoring power after Hurricane Ida.

Biden committed to giving them help from the federal government to expedite power restoration efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi, the White House said in a readout of the call.


(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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