The first light is a sign of hope, early this morning, as Entergy crews turn power on for some customers in eastern New Orleans with generation supplied by the New Orleans Power Station.
Just two days after Hurricane Ida delivered a catastrophic blow to Louisiana, Entergy has determined two options to bring first lights into the Greater New Orleans area by late evening Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Entergy Mississippi has restored power to about 26,000 customers since Tropical Storm Ida caused power outages for approximately 46,000 customers on Monday. As of 2 p.m., about 20,000 customers remain without power.
Entergy has restored power to 85,000 customers following one full day of assessing damage brought by Hurricane Ida and restoring power to those who can take it.
Entergy Mississippi customers are experiencing power outages as a result of what is now Tropical Storm Ida, bringing heavy rains and high winds impacting the service territory. As of this report, 40,429 customers are without power.
At 7 a.m., we had 888,229 power outages in Louisiana due to Ida’s destruction. Power outages continue to increase today as the storm moves through Mississippi.
The extremely dangerous storm is expected to make landfall in the early afternoon today. Those in the hardest-hit areas could experience power outages for weeks.