Approximately 23,000 customer outages have been restored in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes just two weeks after the region bore the brunt of Hurricane Laura.
Lake Charles/Sulphur damaged distribution equipment replaced includes 8,809 poles, 2,313 transformers and 18,254 spans of wire.
Entergy Louisiana successfully restarted one of its power plants in Calcasieu Parish Wednesday, an achievement that paves the way for restoring power to additional communities impacted by Hurricane Laura in Sulphur and Lake Charles.
As crews make progress toward turning the lights back on in southwest Louisiana, here’s what you need to know about the electrical equipment that serves your home.
Read about the many factors that go into restoring the more than 8,400 distribution poles damaged in Louisiana by Hurricane Laura.
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.
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.