Company Asks Customers to Prepare for Possible Power Outages
BATON ROUGE, La. – Entergy Louisiana continues to monitor development of Hurricane Harvey and prepare for its potential impact to Louisiana.
Current forecasts say Harvey could make landfall late Friday or early Saturday on the Texas coast. While the storm’s path after landfall is uncertain, Southwest Louisiana is expected to see the heaviest rainfall as the tropical system impacts Louisiana.
Entergy Louisiana crews will be prepared to safely restore service to customers as quickly as possible when conditions permit. Restoration times could be extended in areas with heavy flooding.
“Most importantly, we encourage our customers to include safety in their preparations. Whether it’s spotting a downed wire or other potential hazard after the storm has cleared, be sure to make safety a key ingredient in your storm planning,” said Dennis Dawsey, Entergy’s vice president of customer service in Louisiana.
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Stay Prepared and Informed
Just as important to the company as restoring power is the ability to keep customers informed. Entergy does this in a number of ways:
Social media plays an important role in keeping customers informed, and Entergy places a high priority on keeping social media sites updated throughout a major event. Follow Entergy Louisiana on Twitter at @EntergyLA and on Facebook at facebook.com/EntergyLA.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers and natural gas service to more than 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the company is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and nearly 13,000 employees.