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.
As of 6 p.m., power has been restored to more than 50% of customers who lost power as a result of the storm; 25,000 customers remain without power.
Nearly 48,000 customers lost power due to Hurricane Laura, as trees toppled onto power lines and heavy winds caused damage to power poles and electrical equipment. More than half were restored by Friday afternoon, and the company expects 98% of customers who can take power will be restored by Sunday evening.
Majority of customers who can take power are expected to be restored by Sunday night.
Hurricane Laura entered the Entergy Arkansas service area Thursday morning with heavy rains and tropical storm winds ranging from 40-50 mph and wind gusts up to 65 mph.