Approximately 250 Entergy employees and contractors from across Louisiana left Sunday morning for northwest Florida, so they are positioned to quickly begin restoring power to Florida residents once Hurricane Irma moves out of the state.
Crews have energized three of the five mobile substations being used to bypass damaged substations and are expected to have the final two online by the end of today.
As southeast Texas recovers from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Entergy Texas announced $400,000 in charitable contributions to help rebuild the communities it serves.
Mobile substations to reenergize locations that can take power served by five damaged substations are underway.
As flood waters recede, Entergy continues restoring power to those who can receive it. Since yesterday, more than 20,000 customers were restored, and crews continue to work to restore outages.
As floodwaters recede, Entergy Texas, Inc. will be able to access transmission lines and substations that were once under water. This will allow crews to assess the damage to the system and what it will take to restore power to thousands of customers.
Flooding is significantly impacting Entergy Texas’ ability to restore power to customers in some areas. Several substations that distribute electric service to many customers over large areas are experiencing outages due to flooding. In addition, multiple transmission lines that feed areas are also affected.
Entergy Texas restoration workers are using air boats, high water rescue vehicles and helicopters to access areas where catastrophic flooding caused by Harvey continues its destruction in Southeast Texas.
At 1 p.m. just over 29,000 customers were without power - down from a peak of 41,000 customers. Restoration for the majority of the outages is expected to be Saturday evening, if customers can take power at their locations. However, the storm continues to cause problems in Southeast Texas, so it could take longer to restore power in some areas.