The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today presented Entergy Corporation with the association’s “Emergency Assistance Award” after a severe windstorm impacted Dallas in June. Entergy also received the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after Hurricane Barry hit Louisiana in July.
Part of the company’s commitment of $350,000 toward the Imelda Relief Effort
Company Builds on Powerful Partnerships with Local Response Organizations to Help Customers Impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda
Power has been restored to all customers who can safely receive it, but for hundreds of customers whose homes and businesses flooded during Imelda, it could be some time before their buildings can be energized.
Restoration workers have made tremendous progress restoring customers who lost power due to Tropical Storm Imelda. More than 95 percent of customers who lost power have been restored.
Entergy power restoration workers are chipping away at outage cases caused by Imelda’s wrath. Entergy Texas, Inc. has amassed nearly 700 workers as well as airboats, high-water vehicles and drones to restore power. As of 9 a.m. Entergy Texas had restored more than half of the customers affected by Imelda’s torrential rainfall. Crews are working today to restore approximately 13,000 customers still without power.
High water trucks and air boats are also arriving to assist with restoration efforts.
More than 400 additional workers have been requested to assist Entergy Texas, Inc. in restoring power to customers after Imelda dumped more than two feet of rain on Southeast Texas.
Significant rainfall and flash flooding continue to affect Entergy’s service territory. Jefferson, Orange, Galveston, Liberty, Chambers and Montgomery counties have been the most affected, with some areas receiving more than 20 inches of rain in the past day along with thunderstorms. As of 9 a.m. approximately 37,000 customers are without power.
Entergy Texas is monitoring Tropical Storm Imelda, which has maximum sustained winds of about 35 to 40 miles per hour.