The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today presented Entergy Corporation with the association’s “Emergency Assistance Award” after a severe windstorm impacted Dallas in June. Entergy also received the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after Hurricane Barry hit Louisiana in July.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities continue to monitor Tropical Storm Barry and are preparing for potential impact to the state. A team of more than 1200 crew members have been assembled to respond to the storm, and an additional 770 workers from other neighboring Entergy utilities have been mobilized to assist with restoration in Louisiana. Entergy also can call in additional crews to assist pending the path and intensity of the storm.
Entergy Louisiana continues to monitor the disturbance located off the coast of Florida as it moves toward the central Gulf of Mexico. Though the storm is currently poorly organized, Entergy Louisiana is prepared for the possibility that this weather system could bring severe thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rains, higher tides and coastal flooding to the state.
Turn around, don’t drown. It’s a mantra we’ve all been advised to follow when confronted by water covering the road in a flash flood. But what if you turn around, then the road you just came in on is suddenly covered with water, too?
Balloons can add a festive touch to graduation parties, summer celebrations and other outside gatherings. While they can be colorful and fun, mylar balloons released into the air can contact power lines and darken the revelry with a power outage.
Entergy Louisiana restoration crews expect to restore power to all customers who can accept it by 10 p.m. Monday, May 13. Additional crews have been brought in to assist with restoration work in all areas.
Entergy Louisiana crews are continuing storm restoration efforts in north Louisiana, bringing in additional crews to help restore power to all areas in the hard-hit parishes of Jackson, Bienville, Winn and Natchitoches.
Customers affected by the recent thunderstorms in Southeast Texas can get assistance at a newly-opened mobile customer information center in Port Arthur.
Spring can be warm and wonderful, but the change in seasons can also be wild and wooly. The official arrival of Spring also ushers in a host of potentially extreme weather that can bring high winds, lightning, hail and even tornadoes. All these things can cause power outages and bring down power lines.