Power has been knocked out to approximately 58,000 customers as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday as Hurricane Barry moves over the Louisiana coast.
As soon as it is safe to do so, we will immediately begin assessing damage and restoring power. This process could take several days depending on the severity of the storm’s impact.
South Louisiana is starting to feel the impacts of Tropical Storm Barry. The storm is expected to make landfall on Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane. The greatest threat from Barry remains significant flooding over parts of southern Louisiana.
As of 3 p.m. today, our Louisiana workforce totals over 2,800, including over 2,000 line and vegetation workers onsite and en route.
David Johnson, VP of Customer Service in Louisiana, talks about our restoration plan for Barry.
We have assembled a workforce of nearly 2,000 restoration workers committed to restore electrical service disrupted in Louisiana by Tropical Storm Barry.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities continue to monitor Tropical Storm Barry and are preparing for potential impact to the state. A team of more than 1200 crew members have been assembled to respond to the storm, and an additional 770 workers from other neighboring Entergy utilities have been mobilized to assist with restoration in Louisiana. Entergy also can call in additional crews to assist pending the path and intensity of the storm.
Entergy's Louisiana utilities are prepared to respond to the potential of widespread outages from Tropical Storm Barry, which according to the National Hurricane Center is forecast to bring strong winds, heavy rains, higher tides and coastal flooding to the state.