What is it with the frequent electrical power outages in Natchitoches? When I lived in New Orleans or Gretna, I could go years without experiencing a power outage. But ever since we moved here in early 2006, they have been a regular occurrence.
I can only speak as a resident of the area south of the hospital but I’m sure this is a problem in a much wider area. A few days ago, around dark, our power went out three or four times. It would go out for 30 minutes or so, come back on and go out again
The other night, sometime after 2 a.m. the power went out again and didn’t come back on until around 6 a.m. or later. I woke up not getting any air from my CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, and had to sleep for four hours without it, which is rough on my old body.
This problem does not seem dependent on the weather. We lose power on fine sunny days as well as on stormy ones. A few years ago our neighbors were a young family from Canada and they were astonished by the regularity with which the power went out.
There’s no excuse for this, not in 2018. I’m sometimes, honestly, dismayed by the negative tone of comments made on situations in this town. But in this case, somebody needs to be held accountable. I pay my electric bill as soon as I get it. So, come on, city of Natchitoches, fix this. I’m really getting tired of resetting my electric clocks all the time.