The bluebonnets and dogwoods are blooming, which means spring is finally here! While spring can be warm and wonderful, it can also be wild and wooly. Tornadoes, lightning, high winds, flash flooding, severe thunderstorms and even hail can accompany the change in seasons.
The National Weather Service has designated Feb. 19-23, 2018 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Both the Louisiana and New Orleans offices of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness have joined in the recognition. Entergy prepares year-round for disruptive storm events and encourages everyone to prepare, too.
February 19-23 is Mississippi Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Extremely cold temperatures have hit Arkansas. While there has been no significant precipitation in the Entergy Arkansas territory, cold weather alone can lead to power outages, some of which may take longer to restore than normal.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities are prepared for the likelihood of heavy rain and hurricane-force winds as Tropical Storm Nate accelerates on a projected path toward southeast Louisiana.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities continue to monitor development of Tropical Storm Nate and prepare for its potential impact to Louisiana.
Power has been restored to all of the customers who can safely receive it, ending a 14-day restoration effort by more than 3,300 Entergy employees and contractors from four states.
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.