Power out on west bank

Aaron Looney

DONALDSONVILLE - Strong winds from Hurricane Ike knocked out power to much of the parish's west bank Friday morning, according to Entergy officials and Parish President Tommy Martinez.

Martinez said that the winds had caused what little of the Donaldsonville area that had regained power to lose it again when.

Martinez said he would transport generators located at the Ascension Civic Center in Sorrento to the West Bank and install them in areas most in need.

Entergy is working to restore power in the area, but officials said that line workers will cease work if wind speeds reach 35 miles per hour or higher and resume once winds have died down.