Restoration workers, now numbering 16,000 in Louisiana, have restored power to approximately 178,000 of the 270,900 customers who lost power at the peak of the hurricane.
The reason for celebrating Labor Day and the accomplishments of American workers was never clearer as crews headed into the field Monday to set poles, hang wire and install equipment.
Entergy’s restoration workforce in Louisiana has installed 7,270 distribution utility poles and 2,778 transformers since Hurricane Laura struck.
Crews expect to restore power to the remaining North Louisiana customers who can safely receive service by tonight after Hurricane Laura knocked out power to approximately 130,000 in the region.
Entergy’s vast restoration workforce has restored power to most customers outside of the hard-hit Southwest Louisiana area.
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.
For the first time since Hurricane Laura delivered catastrophic damage to Entergy Louisiana’s service territory across the state.