Entergy has restored more than 200,000 outages caused by multiple landfalls Harvey made since its arrival one week ago. The storm has now caused outages in all of our service territories with its sweep through Arkansas and Mississippi over the last 24 hours.
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.
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.
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Heat-related conditions - combined with physical activity, loss of fluids and fatigue - can lead to heat-related illnesses. Just like our workers at Entergy, members of the public should also be alert for conditions and take the necessary precautions to prevent heat-related illness.