The height of what experts have said could be an “extremely active” 2017 storm season is here. Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans want to make sure everyone is prepared if a major storm threatens the region.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities have their eyes on the Gulf of Mexico as they monitor a tropical system expected to impact much of the state as it swirls closer to the coast.
Today marks the official start of the 2017 hurricane season, and Entergy Louisiana employees are ready to respond if a major storm threatens the state.
Entergy Corporation has contributed $300,000 to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Louisiana Flood Relief Fund, which will be granted by the Foundation to local nonprofits that are responding to the biggest rainstorm in modern Louisiana history.
Power has been restored to all of the customers who can safely receive it. Some houses are still underwater in the St. Amant, Sorrento and False River areas, and it may take some time to re-energize an estimated 2,000 customers whose flood damage was so severe they cannot yet be re-connected. Entergy will continue working with these customers on an individual basis until their power can be restored.
Entergy Louisiana has opened centers to provide information for customers who have questions on how to get service restored to their flood-damaged homes or businesses.
Entergy crews from four states are walking through neighborhoods across south Louisiana, inspecting electrical equipment and working to re-energize lines where it is safe to do so.