An operations hub in the heart of a disaster zone
Here are several essential components of post-weather damage recovery that make Entergy sites some of the most resilient in the country.
A 1,300-person workforce is engaged in power restoration
More than half of customers restored within 24 hours of the storm’s initial impact
Entergy Mississippi is working diligently to restore power to more than 25,000 customers after Sunday night’s severe weather system brought extreme lighting and winds, some over 70 mph.
We know those customers who had their power out for several days were frustrated – and we were, too. I can assure our customers that when the power goes out NOBODY wants it to come on faster than the men and women of our company.
As Entergy Arkansas celebrates its 110th anniversary this year, lineworkers paused to reflect on the history of restoring power to customers throughout the state and beyond.
Storm response is a meticulously orchestrated production that Entergy trains and drills for year-round. Well before a storm strikes, employees transition to storm roles and prepare to support service restoration.
Despite the extensive damage, crews were able to restore power to all customers who could receive it within a week of the storm. Engineers also used the rebuild as a chance to strengthen the grid and prepare Rolling Fork for greater resiliency during future storms.