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Entergy Louisiana storm update – 4/10/24, 8 p.m.


Entergy’s workforce continues to make progress assessing damage to the electric system and safely restoring power for customers across Louisiana after a strong storm system brought high winds Wednesday morning and caused scattered outages across the state.

After assessing nearly 70% of the distribution level of the electric system, crews have found approximately 170 poles, 435 spans of wire (amount of wire from pole to pole) and 255 crossarms in need of repair or replacement.

Despite the damages and lingering inclement weather throughout the day, crews have restored power to thousands and, except for portions of Southwest Louisiana and Acadiana, expect to have the vast majority of those remaining without electric service and who can safely accept it back online by tomorrow night. While many customers will be restored sooner, there could be isolated groups of customers in hard-hit areas in or around Calcasieu Parish and Lafayette that will not be restored until sometime Friday.

For the latest available estimated times of restoration by region, please see the list below.

Some customers may not be able to take service when Entergy completes its work because they have damage to their home or electric equipment like their weatherhead. For more information on this scenario and what must be done before Entergy can restore service, please visit the What’s yours? What’s ours? page on our Newsroom.

Also, if you are using a portable generator, please use it safely and according to manufacturer guidelines. Please do not use generators indoors or plug them directly into your home’s wiring system as this can create what is called backfeed and make it dangerous for utility crews working on nearby power lines. For more safety tips related to generators, visit our Storm Center.

In addition, there is no way to know whether downed power lines or other electric equipment is energized simply by looking at it, so keep your distance and report these cases to us at 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243).


*While many customers will be restored sooner, the timeframes below describe when crews expect to have most customers who can safely accept electric service restored.

  • Greater Baton Rouge area – While crews expect most customers in Ascension Parish to be restored by sometime tonight, they expect most in the Baton Rouge metropolitan and Denham Springs areas to be restored by tomorrow evening and most in the Port Allen and Zachary areas by tomorrow night.
  • Jefferson and River parishes – Crews expect restore most customers by sometime tonight.
  • North Louisiana – Crews expect to restore power to most customers by tomorrow night.
  • Southwest Louisiana – Crews expect to restore power to most customers in the Jennings area by tomorrow night and most customers in the Calcasieu Parish and Lafayette areas by Friday afternoon.
  • Tangipahoa Parish – Crews expect to restore power to most customers in the Hammond area by late tomorrow afternoon and most customers in the Amite area by tomorrow night.

Louisiana Editorial Team