Entergy’s Louisiana companies are continuing to monitor and plan for the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Sally as it travels through the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. The slow-moving system is expected to become a hurricane at landfall.
In just over a week, crews restored power to 291,300 customers across Southeast Texas.
Entergy Louisiana successfully restarted one of its power plants in Calcasieu Parish Wednesday, an achievement that paves the way for restoring power to additional communities impacted by Hurricane Laura in Sulphur and Lake Charles.
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.
Crews continue work repairing heavily damaged transmission system.
Company makes progress; currently does not expect to call for customer interruptions
Nearly 48,000 customers lost power due to Hurricane Laura, as trees toppled onto power lines and heavy winds caused damage to power poles and electrical equipment. More than half were restored by Friday afternoon, and the company expects 98% of customers who can take power will be restored by Sunday evening.
Customers asked to conserve electricity.