Hardest-hit Baton Rouge and Labadieville Areas to be Restored Thursday
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Power restoration for all customers who can take it should conclude by late tonight for those affected by Monday's violent storms. Restoration for the hard-hit sections of Baton Rouge and Labadieville will extend to tomorrow.
As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, power had been restored to approximately 154,000 of the 176,000 Louisiana customers who lost electricity due to the storms.
The National Weather Service confirmed that five locations in the state were hit by tornadoes in Jefferson, Assumption, Lafourche and St. Charles parishes.
"We continue finding damage to our facilities even as we restore service," said Dennis Dawsey, vice president of customer service. "We also relocate our crews to the heavily damaged areas as they complete restoration elsewhere. This concentrates our workforce to help speed up restoration for those still without power."
Customers are reminded to stay a safe distance away from active work zones and restoration workers on the job. The company's first priority is the safety of the public and our emergency workers.
Where to get info
Customers are encouraged to download Entergy's mobile app at http://entergyapp.com to access outage maps and information. In addition, storm-preparedness tips and online services are available to customers through "Entergy Storm Center," "myAccount" and "View Outages." Through myAccount, customers can sign up to send and receive text information about power outages at their homes and businesses through their cellphones. Registration is easy.
Entergy's Louisiana utility companies provide electric service to more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. and natural gas service to nearly 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area through Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are subsidiaries 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 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.