Just two days after Hurricane Ida delivered a catastrophic blow to Louisiana, Entergy has determined two options to bring first lights into the Greater New Orleans area by late evening Wednesday, Sept. 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Entergy today received the Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Recovery Award to recognize the company's exceptional power restoration efforts during five different storms over the course of the past year.
Entergy today received the Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Recovery Award to recognize the company's exceptional power restoration efforts during five different storm events over the course of the past year.