Flood waters along the Pearl River have receded and Entergy Mississippi has completed restoration for customers who are able to receive electrical service. While Pearl River flooding threats have subsided, Mississippi River water levels are rising. We have disconnected service to some customers affected by those conditions for public safety and to comply with the National Electric Safety Code. Our crews continue to inspect equipment related to both situations. We remain focused on working safely to restore service when customers can safely take power.
As flood waters in the Jackson metro area have begun to recede, we continue to focus on maintaining safety for our customers. Crews are inspecting our equipment and meters impacted by the flood in hopes of restoring customers that can take service. We expect this to take several days to complete.
This morning, more than 83,000 Entergy Texas customers were without power. Currently, there are 4,956 customers that are without power and not accessible to be restored due to high water access issues. Entergy has restored 110,697 outages since Harvey began impacting our area on Friday and our crews continue to safely restore power as quickly as possible.
Tropical Storm Harvey began affecting Southeast Texas Friday night and continues causing new power outages for Entergy Texas customers. Harvey is expected to move farther inland near Galveston on Wednesday, August 30th as a 50 mph tropical storm. Additional outages are expected as the storm moves through.
At Entergy Louisiana we continuously monitor the weather and its residual effects to protect the public, the safety of our workers and the integrity of our system.