Hurricane season starts June 1 and with predictions of major activity, Entergy’s Louisiana companies want to be sure you are prepared.
The life of a lineworker is one of adventure, duty and love for family. It is also one that can, at times, include cold sandwiches and showers, up to 16-hour days bringing electricity back to disaster-stricken communities, and now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many added health precautions.
Crews expect to restore power to all customers who can safely take service by tonight after waves of thunderstorms knocked out power to approximately 53,000 customers Wednesday morning.
Crews have restored power to more than 95% of the approximately 53,000 customers affected by a storm system that swept across Louisiana Wednesday.
Crews made significant progress restoring power to Louisiana customers affected by an initial wave of storms Tuesday night when a second band pushed across the state in the early morning hours Wednesday, knocking out power to thousands.
Crews have restored power to nearly all customers who can safely take service after storms and tornadoes crossed Louisiana and heavily impacted the northern region of the state on Easter Sunday.
Crews have restored power to customers located outside of Ouachita Parish who could safely receive electric service following the Easter Sunday storms. The storm team is focused on hard-hit south Monroe, where crews expect to restore service to the remaining 3,000 customers by Thursday night.
Crews expect to restore power tonight to the vast majority of Louisiana customers outside of Ouachita Parish, with some customers in remote areas of Webster and Bienville parishes receiving power tomorrow.