Violent storms that ripped through southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday spawning multiple tornadoes have caused severe and extensive damage to Entergy's electrical infrastructure, slowing efforts by more than 1,000 restoration workers diligently trying to restore service to customers.
Entergy crews are out in force working to restore power to the thousands of customers affected by the violent storms that swept across south Louisiana throughout Tuesday.
Storms sweeping the state on Tuesday may possibly spawn tornadoes, damaging winds and torrential downpours. Entergy Louisiana is prepared to respond to power outages as the system progresses and has additional crews ready to respond as needed.
With a wintry mix of snow and ice expected to arrive in some parts of the state tonight, Entergy Arkansas, Inc. crews have spent the better part of this week preparing to mobilize ahead of the winter storm.
Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) today received the Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Assistance and Recovery Awards to recognize the company's outstanding power restoration efforts on behalf of its customers and for assisting a neighboring utility company in recovering from severe summer storms in 2015.
Entergy Corp. has partnered with the American Red Cross in a providing a $450,000 contribution that will be paid out over two years and that will support disaster response in Entergy communities. By making the contribution in advance of disaster, should the need arise, funds will be immediately available to areas served by Entergy, including Entergy Texas, Inc.
Entergy Corp. has partnered with the national American Red Cross in a providing a $450,000 contribution that will be paid out over two years and that will support disaster response in Entergy communities. By making the contribution in advance of disaster, should the need arise, funds will be immediately available to areas served by Entergy, including Entergy Texas, Inc.
To minimize the financial impact of a major storm restoration on customers and provide a ready source of cash to pay for storm costs, Entergy New Orleans has fully funded its storm reserve through the issuance of low-interest, securitized bonds.
Preparation is the key to weathering severe storms. As Disturbance 7 moves across the Gulf of Mexico, Entergy urges customers to monitor the weather and implement their own storm plans if needed.