As of Friday morning, a team of 3,308 Entergy Arkansas employees, contractors and workers from other utility companies has restored power to 103,000 of the 128,000 who lost electrical service when violent storms ripped through the state Easter Sunday.
More than 3,300 Entergy employees, contractors and linemen borrowed from other utility companies are working to rebuild the electrical system, which includes replacing 1,375 broken poles, more than 2,000 spans of wire and all the related electrical components.
"Challenges are part of our business."
The Arkansas Community Foundation will administer the Arkansas Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund, which includes a $100,000 donation from the Entergy Charitable Foundation to provide relief to Arkansans suffering economically from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help small businesses, Entergy Mississippi has created a hub of resources.
Entergy Arkansas has restored power to more than half of its customers who had outages from the storms late Easter Sunday and early Monday morning. About 57,000 outages remain, down from a peak of 128,000 during the severe thunderstorms.
Entergy Arkansas restoration crews and additional workers have restored more than 43,000 outages, down from a peak of 128,000 due to damage from Easter Sunday storms.
Partnerships will help provide food and funds to those on the frontlines of COVID-19
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Violent winds and thunderstorms Easter Sunday caused some 128,000 customer outages across the Entergy Arkansas service territory, with damage that could take multiple days to repair.