Do you remember what you were doing on Labor Day 10 years ago? If you’re an Entergy Mississippi customer chances are you do.
When floodwaters began rising in their neighborhood in Orange, Texas, Jessica and Aceson Holmes safely moved their pets and vehicles to higher ground and evacuated before the worst of Hurricane Harvey’s rains arrived. Over the next few days, the water reached 5 feet in their house and 6 feet in their barn as Adams Bayou swelled over its banks.
September is National Preparedness Month and Entergy is joining Ready.gov in preparing our communities.
For nine days, cars lined up a mile in each direction in front of the Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont. Hurricane Harvey had cut off the city from the surrounding area leaving residents with nowhere to turn for food and water except the Food Bank and isolating the Food Bank from the rest of the area it serves – eight total counties in Southeast Texas.
In those days following Harvey, uncertainty hung thick in the air. Even though the rains had passed, whole communities had been swallowed by flooding and residents were uncertain if more was to come. One year later, Salvation Army is still working to help those in need.
The boxes of prepackaged meals ready to eat multiplied and grew along walls and in hallways, a sign of the generosity pouring into Southeast Texas from across the country. As the president and CEO of the United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County, Karyn Husbands and her team were facing how to coordinate with nonprofits across the region. Luckily, her team quickly had an answer for the MREs.
Our new $20 million DOC manages thousands of miles of electric lines that serve more than 449,000 homes and businesses in Mississippi.
Entergy plans restoration efforts months before the first sign of foul weather.
Series of meetings raises awareness of storm preparation and how to stay safe during weather events.