Damage assessments have identified a total of 252 broken poles, 328 damaged pieces of equipment and over 694 spans of downed wire across the state still needing to be repaired.
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.
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.
Majority of customers who can take power are expected to be restored by Sunday night.
Hurricane Laura entered the Entergy Arkansas service area Thursday morning with heavy rains and tropical storm winds ranging from 40-50 mph and wind gusts up to 65 mph.