Thunderstorms rolled through the state on Wednesday, causing additional widespread outages for customers in Entergy Mississippi’s service territory from Holmes and Attala counties down to the I-20 corridor. As of 7 a.m., about 19,500 customers are without power. Approximately 12,000 of those outages are due to yesterday’s severe weather and the remaining 7,500 are associated with Hurricane Ida.
Everyday functions for lineworkers – which includes men and women – include installing and maintaining electrical components such as poles, transformers and power lines.
Entergy continues to make substantial restoration progress following Hurricane Ida’s destructive path through southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. After three days of restoration work, Entergy has restored 167,000 customers.
Storms bringing heavy winds in some areas have moved through the southwestern and southern portions of Arkansas, causing widespread power outages.
On day three of assessing damage and restoration work following Ida’s landfall, Entergy has restored nearly 107,800 customers.
Deanna Rodriguez, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans, and Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, provide a restoration update.
An anticipated storm team of more than 20,000 is assessing the vast damage and destruction across New Orleans, southeast Louisiana and Mississippi, and restoring service where it is safe to do so.
Entergy crews and additional resource workers have made significant progress restoring power to nearly 36,000 customers after Hurricane Ida caused outages for approximately 46,000 customers on Monday. As of 12 p.m., about 10,700 customers remain without power.
The first light is a sign of hope, early this morning, as Entergy crews turn power on for some customers in eastern New Orleans with generation supplied by the New Orleans Power Station.