Flooding is significantly impacting Entergy's ability to restore power to customers in some areas. Several substations, which distribute electric service to many customers over large areas, are experiencing outages due to flooding. Restoration of these locations is also being hampered as workers are unable to access these areas. When flood waters recede and it is safe to do so, Entergy workers will assess damage and begin restoration of these assets.
At 4:00 pm 64,801 Entergy Texas customers were without power, down from a peak this morning of over 80,000. Currently there are 4,322 customers that are without power and are unable to be restored at this time due to high water. Entergy has restored 128,664 outages since Harvey began impacting our area on Friday. Our crews continue to safely restore power as quickly as possible.Flooding is significantly impacting Entergys ability to restore power to customers in some areas. Damage will be assessed as flood waters recede and restoration will continue as it is safe to do so.
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.
Entergy crews are working to restore power to our customers affected by Hurricane Harvey.
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.
Like a baseball farm system, Lamar Institute of Technology’s (LIT) utility line technology program is preparing graduates for the big leagues. And, for some graduates, the big league is a line crew at Entergy Texas. For years, LIT developed future Entergy employees by preparing students to work in the power line industry as apprentice linemen.