Just over one week after Hurricane Laura delivered a catastrophic blow to southwest Louisiana, power was restored Sunday morning in the communities of Toomey and Starks in heavily impacted Calcasieu Parish.
An Entergy storm team of 8,300 and growing is on the ground in southwest Louisiana to rebuild a power grid severely damaged by Hurricane Laura’s 150 mph sustained winds.
Members of Entergy’s storm team are assessing damages and restoring power where it is safe to do so after Hurricane Laura made landfall Thursday near Cameron as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage to Entergy’s electrical system and knocking out power to customers across Louisiana and east Texas.
Customers in hardest-hit areas should prepare for possibility of weeks-long power outages
Customers are encouraged to stay storm ready following Tropical Storm Marco
Customers should make plans now and prepare for the possibility of extended restoration times
Entergy’s Louisiana companies are monitoring and planning for the potential impacts of two tropical systems forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico in the coming days. Customers are encouraged to do the same.
Entergy shareholders and the Entergy Charitable Foundation are helping to power life in Louisiana’s local communities with grants to hundreds of nonprofit groups across the state.
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