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.
As more than two feet of rainfall continues to swell waterways, flood roadways and saturate grounds that cause even the healthiest of trees to fall, power outages continued to rise overnight.
Rising waters and a deluge of rainfall from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey continues to hammer areas of the Entergy Texas territory.
Hurricane Harvey is expected to cause power outages across the Texas Gulf Coast, and Entergy Texas crews will be ready to respond when needed.
Entergy Louisiana continues to monitor development of Hurricane Harvey and prepare for its potential impact to Louisiana.
As Tropical Storm Harvey churns toward the Texas coast, Entergy Texas, Inc., is monitoring the storm and preparing for the potential impact to Southeast Texas. Current forecasts predict that Harvey could develop into a hurricane before it makes landfall Friday on the Texas coast and stalls, bringing torrential rainfall and flooding to the region.