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Mischievous cat knocks out power for 11,000 in Henderson

Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 1:40 p.m.

About 11,000 NV Energy customers lost power early Wednesday due to an outage centered near Windmill Parkway and Valle Verde Drive.

The utility first reported the outage at 7:03 a.m., and power was restored about 8 a.m., NV Energy spokeswoman Kelley Mulroy said.

The outage was caused by a cat that got into a substation and somehow damaged the equipment, Mulroy said.

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  1. Good eye, carletonfran. That same cat hit the "y" button on our keyboard.

  2. It seems like theirs a lot of power outages lately.

  3. If a cat can shut down power to some 11,000 so easily, what does that say about a human, a terrorist, who intentionally wants to do damage to the infrastructure? Seems like it's in the best interest of NV Energy to better protect its equipment.