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Entergy Texas Keeping an Eye on Tropical Weather
As heavy rains and flash flooding soak Southeast Texas this week, Entergy Texas is also closely monitoring a tropical system near the Yucatan Peninsula that is predicted to land somewhere on the Texas coast.
Crews in Texas are on standby and will be ready to respond, if necessary. Entergy also is ensuring that additional supplies, including poles, transformers and other pole-top equipment, are on hand. Additional crews also could be called in, if necessary.
“The heavy rain we’ve already seen, as well as the potential for a tropical system brings challenges for restoration efforts, but we are preparing to respond as quickly as is safely possible,” said Allen East, vice president of distribution operations for Entergy Texas, Inc. “Our preparations also include ensuring the safety of our employees, and we suggest that our customers also stay alert and be prepared.”
Stay prepared and informed
Entergy keeps customers informed about restoring power in several ways:
- A free app is available for iPhone or Android at entergyapp.com.
- Entergy’s outage map shows where outages are located and gives information about restoration progress.
- Customers can send and receive text messages about storm and restoration efforts. Signing up is easy: simply text REG to 368374.
- The Entergy Storm Center has storm safety, preparation, restoration and other information that is regularly updated.
While Entergy is preparing, it is important that customers prepare as well. Get helpful information about how you can prepare by visiting the Entergy StormCenter and the Storm Resources Page, located on the Public Utility Commission of Texas website.
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in 27 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.