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Update - 8 a.m. - Entergy Louisiana Restoration Efforts for June 24 Storm
Outage Restoration Background
A line of severe thunderstorms packing strong winds, heavy rains and lightning struck Louisiana Monday, causing more than 37,500 customer outages at its peak. The storms hit North Louisiana the hardest. As of 8 a.m. today, approximately 990 North Louisiana customers remain without power. There is the potential for more outages as forecasts indicate possibly more severe weather throughout the remainder of the week.
Entergy Louisiana personnel continue to work as safely and quickly as possible with an additional 32 crews brought in to assist with restoration. All customers who can accept power will be restored today.
The safety of both the public and our workers is our top priority, followed by a speedy restoration. The greatest danger during and after a storm is from downed power lines. If you see a downed power line, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE, and do not attempt to move the power line. Report downed power lines and outages by calling 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) or 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243).
Customers can make sure their home or business is ready for power to be restored by checking outside for damage to their electrical equipment attached to their property. If the meter or any of the piping and wires on the outside wall is missing or looks damaged, customers should contact a licensed electrician to make repairs. The Entergy Storm Center has information to help customers identify damages.
North Louisiana Region
Entergy Louisiana crews are working safely to restore power as quickly as possible. Outages are widespread across North Louisiana with some of the most severe damage located in Ouachita, Bienville, Bossier, Red River, Union, Webster, Jackson, Winn, Claiborne, Caldwell, Grant, LaSalle, East Carroll, Madison, Franklin, Catahoula, Concordia, Richland, and Tensas parishes.
Madison and East Carroll Parishes
Restoration crews expect to restore power to all customers who can accept power today.
Caldwell, Grant and LaSalle Parishes
There are approximately 866 customers who remain without power across Caldwell, Grant and LaSalle parishes, with the most severe damage in Columbia, Jena, Midway and Olla. Additional restoration crews have been brought in and expect to restore power to all customers who can accept power by tonight.
Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Richland and Tensas Parishes
The remaining customers without power around Ferriday and remote areas of Concordia, Catahoula, Franklin, Richland and Tensas Parishes will be restored today.