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.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities remain prepared for the potential impact from Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to make landfall Tuesday night along the Mississippi coast.
Company has taken specific steps to prepare
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities continue to monitor the potential for impact to Louisiana from Tropical Storm Gordon. Forecasters have put southeast Louisiana under a tropical storm warning. The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for parts of the Gulf Coast.
Even before the clouds passed, the rain ended and the final power outage was restored, Entergy employees came together to plan. First, Entergy worked to help customers and employees rebuild stronger communities. Entergy employees also worked to rebuild a stronger electric system. In the past year, Entergy Texas has taken steps to protect electric infrastructure, and improve restoration efforts following extreme weather.
With slightly above-average activity predicted for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Entergy wants you to know it is ready to safely and quickly restore power should a storm strike our area.
The bluebonnets and dogwoods are blooming, which means spring is finally here! While spring can be warm and wonderful, it can also be wild and wooly. Tornadoes, lightning, high winds, flash flooding, severe thunderstorms and even hail can accompany the change in seasons.
The National Weather Service has designated Feb. 19-23, 2018 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Both the Louisiana and New Orleans offices of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness have joined in the recognition. Entergy prepares year-round for disruptive storm events and encourages everyone to prepare, too.
February 19-23 is Mississippi Severe Weather Preparedness Week