Power must be first restored to transmission lines and substations in order to energize the distribution lines that bring power into neighborhoods, businesses and homes.
Restoration work is well underway in Jefferson Davis Parish after Hurricane Laura brought heavy rain and high winds that knocked down trees and utility poles — and in some cases, trees onto power lines.
Our restoration workers have restored nearly half of the electrical power outages caused by Hurricane Laura.
So far, crews have identified 171 broken poles, 175 damaged pieces of equipment and over 389 spans of downed wire across the state as restoration continues.
Entergy Louisiana crews continue making progress assessing, repairing damage.
As of 6 p.m., power has been restored to more than 50% of customers who lost power as a result of the storm; 25,000 customers remain without power.
Entergy Texas continue to progress with its restoration efforts in the after math of Hurricane Laura.
Distribution system damage includes 895 poles, 438 transformers and 1,718 spans of wire.
Hurricane Laura hits area especially hard; Some 130,000 lose power as storm barrels through