Barry, which briefly became a Category 1 hurricane Saturday before being downgraded to a tropical storm, continues to crawl across Louisiana, delivering heavy rains, high winds, coastal flooding and power outages. A storm team of approximately 3,400 is continuing damage assessments and restoration where it is safe to do.
As soon as it's safe to begin working, our crews start turning the lights back on for our customers.
Barry is now a hurricane, with its center nearing the Louisiana coastline. We continue to prepare for the possibility that this weather system may impact our region with severe thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rains.
As soon as it is safe to do so, we will immediately begin assessing damage and restoring power. This process could take several days depending on the severity of the storm’s impact.
South Louisiana is starting to feel the impacts of Tropical Storm Barry. The storm is expected to make landfall on Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane. The greatest threat from Barry remains significant flooding over parts of southern Louisiana.
As of 3 p.m. today, our Louisiana workforce totals over 2,800, including over 2,000 line and vegetation workers onsite and en route.
We have crews staged and prepared.
David Johnson, VP of Customer Service in Louisiana, talks about our restoration plan for Barry.