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Entergy Texas severe storm update – 3/22/22, 8 a.m.

03/22/2022

On March 21, 2022, a severe weather storm with tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, and high winds caused damage and numerous outages across central and southeast Texas. While the total number of Entergy Texas customer outages have been relatively low, there are scattered areas that have experienced significant damage, primarily in the Madisonville area.

As of 7:56 a.m. this morning, there are 7,130 customer outages, primarily in Madison County and most of which were caused by the storms from late Monday evening. Entergy Texas crews are restoring power as safely and quickly as possible. As the storms pass through this morning and with the light of the day, crews will be able to better assess the damage and anticipated restoration time. However, as this is still an active storm event, restoration will be delayed by potential for severe weather today. 

Estimated restoration times could change based on further damage assessment. Please visit our View Outage Maps website to keep up to date.

Safety is our number one priority

As with any weather event, please be mindful of the following safety tips:

  • Live wires can be deadly. Stay away from downed power lines.  Call 1-800-9OUTAGE or 1-800-968-8243 to report downed or dangling power lines, poles or other damaged equipment.
  • Do not trim trees or remove debris on or near downed power lines. Only power company crews or their contractors should remove trees or limbs touching power lines.
  • Keep away from the immediate areas where crews are working. There is always the danger of moving equipment and the possibility of construction materials or limbs or overhead wires falling to the ground.
  • If you plan on using a generator for temporary power, get a licensed electrician and disconnect from the utility electric system before hooking up to your home main electric panel. 
  • Do not run a generator in a confined space without adequate ventilation.
  • Avoid using candles or other flammable devices to light your home. 
  • Check on others that could be susceptible to extreme temperatures.
  • Try to stay off the roads in affected areas. More traffic in bad weather leads to more accidents, including more injuries and fatalities as well as accidents that can damage electrical poles and other equipment, creating outages and impeding the ability of crews to access and repair damage and slowing restoration. First responders also need to be able to access roads in order to safely assist people in emergency situations.
  • We want to keep you informed and in control so here is the best way to get information about outages in addition to the View Outage application:
    • Download our app for your smartphone at entergy.com/app or visit entergystormcenter.com to stay informed on our restoration progress. Android users who have difficulty accessing the app on their smartphones can get information from the mobile version of our site at entergy.com.
    • Text alerts – Customers can register for outage text alerts through myEntergy. Be sure to update your notification preferences to participate in text alerts. Customers also can sign up for text messages about storm and restoration efforts by texting REG to 36778.
    • Follow us on Twitter.com/EntergyTX or Facebook.com/EntergyTX.
    • Follow updates from your local news media, like radio, television, and newspapers.

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Texas Editorial Team