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The Easter flood of 1979 that deluged large portions of Jackson remains one of the capital city’s most destructive natural disasters.
The Easter flood of 1979 that deluged large portions of Jackson remains one of the capital city’s most destructive natural disasters.
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Company and community respond to Easter flood of 1979 with ‘magnificent’ levee-building effort
04/12/2023

With water levels creeping higher by the hour, the company decided to take six substations out of service as a safety measure and focus on protecting two that could be saved with levees—the Old Canton Road Substation serving northeast Jackson and the South Jefferson Street Substation serving the downtown area.

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The tornado demolished a 115,000-volt substation in southwest Jackson on March 3, 1966.
The tornado demolished a 115,000-volt substation in southwest Jackson on March 3, 1966.
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‘Awe inspiring and devastating’: Candlestick Park tornado of 1966
04/12/2023

In a matter of seconds, the tornado demolished Entergy’s 115,000-volt Southwest Jackson Substation and severed six major transmission lines and numerous distribution lines, prompting crews to work around the clock until full service was restored.

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Mutual-assistance partners played an important role in the restoration effort following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Mutual-assistance partners played an important role in the restoration effort following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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From ice storms to hurricanes: line workers assist where they’re most needed
04/11/2023

They say it takes a village. But when extreme weather events tear apart the communities we serve, it actually takes an army of electric line workers and contractors to put the pieces back together again. 

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The new mobile command center, shown here parked in Rolling Fork, helped coordinate logistics and restoration efforts following the destructive tornadoes that struck Mississippi in March 2023 and virtually leveled the town of Rolling Fork.
The new mobile command center, shown here parked in Rolling Fork, helped coordinate logistics and restoration efforts following the destructive tornadoes that struck Mississippi in March 2023 and virtually leveled the town of Rolling Fork.
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Looking behind the scenes: logistics teams keep crews housed and fed
04/11/2023

When extreme weather causes power outages, thoughts usually turn to utility crews in bucket trucks repairing the poles and wires necessary to restore electric service. Behind the scenes, however, a completely different scenario is unfolding — one involving housing, food and fuel for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of workers. 

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Delta Steam Station
Delta Steam Station
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Entergy Mississippi celebrates milestone
04/11/2023

A hundred years ago, Arkansas businessman Harvey Couch was making good on his vision to electrify the South when he incorporated The Mississippi Power and Light Company, the precursor of Entergy Mississippi. His new venture not only brought modern electric service to the Mississippi Delta—the heart of the state’s agricultural economy—but also unlocked future growth opportunities in a region rich with potential.  

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Dress for Success New Orleans is one of 140 affiliates with the mission of empowering women.
Dress for Success New Orleans is one of 140 affiliates with the mission of empowering women.
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Dress for Success – helping women thrive in work and in life
04/07/2023

As we reflect on Women’s History Month, we salute all the women and supporters that keep the doors open at Dress for Success New Orleans.

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Christy Kane, Entergy's pro bono counsel, and Marcus Brown, Entergy's executive vice president and general counsel, with customers at Entergy's customer care center on EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day.
Christy Kane, Entergy's pro bono counsel, and Marcus Brown, Entergy's executive vice president and general counsel, with customers at Entergy's customer care center on EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day.
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First industry-wide Pro Bono Day of Service helps vulnerable customers and communities
04/07/2023

Entergy recognized the first EmPOWERing Pro Bono Day by connecting pro bono attorneys and resources with nearly 200 residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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Cristian Figueroa pursues career close to home
04/06/2023

Meet Cristian Figueroa, an intern at the Entergy Texas distribution operations center.

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A career in power generation – Renee Fisher shares her perspective
03/31/2023

Renee now oversees the New Orleans Power Station as plant manager.

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