Fierce storms that brought heavy lightning, strong winds and flash flooding across the entire state knocked out power to thousands of Entergy Arkansas customers.
Storm-related outages for Entergy Arkansas are widespread this evening but heavier in the Central and Southwest Regions.
The company urges customers to be storm ready, too.
A little more than 2,000 Entergy Arkansas customers were without power Friday morning, following severe weather that impacted the state Wednesday through Thursday.
Entergy is ready for another hurricane season beginning June 1, and we want you to be ready, too. As we recognize National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 1-7), now is a good time to make your own storm preparation and safety plans.
Entergy's Louisiana utilities rose to the occasion after a tornado devastated parts of Orleans and St. Bernard parishes.
Several storms brought flash flooding, lightning, damaging hail, and gusts of wind greater than 60 mph across the state Wednesday, causing approximately 26,000 customer interruptions and a peak of 16,525.
Utility crews are expected to have power restored to the vast majority of Louisiana customers tonight following the impact of Wednesday’s severe weather.