Hurricane Delta strengthened as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to impact Entergy Arkansas customers starting Saturday.
When monster storms ravage cities and towns, destroying the energy grid, an army of restoration workers can be counted on to descend upon the area, working feverishly to rebuild and restore the infrastructure needed to bring a community back to life.
The familiar bucket truck is but one of the tools line workers use to repair the power grid
As of 6 p.m., power has been restored to approximately 93% of the customers who lost power as a result of these storms and 3,500 customers remain without power in the heaviest hit areas near El Dorado and Magnolia.
Damage assessments have identified a total of 252 broken poles, 328 damaged pieces of equipment and over 694 spans of downed wire across the state still needing to be repaired.
See below for local updates on restoration progress.
So far, crews have identified 171 broken poles, 175 damaged pieces of equipment and over 389 spans of downed wire across the state as restoration continues.