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Entergy Texas Winter Storm Alert — 2/12/21 @ 4 p.m.

02/12/2021

February 12, 2021                      Friday, 4:00 pm

TEXAS

Background:

Entergy Texas is closely monitoring forecasts of the winter storms expected to bring freezing rain, snow, and the potential for ice accumulation through Wednesday of next week.

Key Messages:

  • Freezing rain and sleet are expected.
  • Ice accumulation is expected to be the heaviest in the Navasota and Huntsville areas.
  • Traveling can be impacted with some icy roadways, especially bridges and overpasses
  • Ice accumulating on trees and power lines can result in power outages.
  • We are preparing our workers if outages begin to occur.

Customers should be prepared, as well. Customers should:

  • Charge up mobile devices and back-up batteries.
  • Download the Entergy app to and sign up for text updates.
  • Review guidance at entergystormcenter.com.
  • If you have medical equipment that requires electricity to properly function, take necessary steps to secure an alternative source of electricity in the event of a power disruption.
  • Have an emergency kit including flashlights, medicine, first aid, blankets, water and food.

If you lose power:

  • Stay away from downed power lines. You can’t tell from looking at them whether they are energized or not, so assume they are. Report them to 1-800-9OUTAGE.
  • Report your power outage online to Entergy Texas or call 1-800-9OUTAGE. There is no need to speak with a customer service representative to report an outage if completed online.
  • If you have a portable generator, use it safely. DO NOT run it in an enclosed space. If connecting to the whole house, do so only if the connection has been installed by a licensed electrician to prevent back feed on to the distribution system.
  • Do not open your refrigerator or freezer door. Food will stay cold much longer this way. If outside temperature is below freezing, consider placing food in an ice chest outside.
  • Please stay clear of linemen as they work.

Texas Editorial Team