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Entergy Texas storm update – 5/2/24, 11:30 a.m.


Crews are ready to safely restore power to customers as quickly as possible

Severe rainstorms, strong winds and hail caused widespread outages across the Entergy Texas service area Thursday morning.

As of 11:30 a.m., approximately 28,300 customers are without power.

Right after a storm passes, Entergy Texas crews immediately begin assessing damage to electrical equipment and facilities to determine the safest way to restore power to communities. While majority of customers may be restored quickly, the estimated restoration time depends on the severity of damage in the area.

Entergy Texas crews will work only when and where conditions are safe and secure to do so. Likewise, customers should use caution after the storm and remember these important safety tips:

  • Stay away from downed power lines and areas of debris. Energized power lines may not be visible among the rubble. Report downed lines immediately to Entergy at 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243), and call your local police station or fire department.
  • Return home only when authorities advise and drive only on roadways and bridges that have been declared passable.
  • If a power line falls on your vehicle while driving, continue to drive away from the line.
  • Don’t walk in flooded areas or standing water. Remember that wet tree limbs can conduct electricity.
  • Keep your distance from working crews. Work sites can have any number of hidden dangers for the public, and distracting crews can cause accidents to happen.

Keeping customers informed before, during and after a storm is important to Entergy Texas. Here are some of the platforms we use to provide updates:

  • Download the Entergy App at Customers can use the app to report outages or check on the status of power at their home or business.
  • Entergy’s View Outages website includes maps that show where outages are located and gives information about restoration progress.
  • Register for outage text alerts through myEntergy. Customers should update their 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.
  • The Entergy Storm Center website has storm safety, preparation and restoration information that is updated throughout the day.
  • Operation: Storm Ready Guide is a free downloadable guide that helps customers plan and prepare for weather emergencies.
  • Social media plays an important role in keeping customers informed. Follow Entergy Texas on Twitter at @EntergyTX and

Texas Editorial Team