Crews expect to restore power by tonight to the vast majority of customers still without electricity due to Olga, with a few pockets of customers in the hardest hit areas to see power restored sometime Tuesday.
Crews have restored power to more than 79,000 of the customers affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga that hit Louisiana Saturday.
Olga moved quickly through Louisiana, bringing thunderstorms and high winds that knocked out power to more than 92,000 customers at its peak Saturday morning. As of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, approximately 77,000 customer outages remained.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities are sending a team of more than 200 employees and contractors to the East Coast to help restore power following anticipated widespread damage by Hurricane Dorian.
As the storm moves slowly through our service territory, outage numbers will continue to fluctuate. While our number of customers affected remains fairly consistent, we have already restored over 188,000 customers.
A workforce of more than 3,900 Entergy scouts, line crews and contractors are continuing to perform damage assessments and restoration where it is safe to do so as Barry, which made landfall yesterday as a Category 1 hurricane, continues a northerly track through Louisiana.
Due to the accessibility challenges, it may take several days following landfall before power is restored to the majority of our customers.
Barry, which briefly became a Category 1 hurricane Saturday before being downgraded to a tropical storm, continues to crawl across Louisiana, delivering heavy rains, high winds, coastal flooding and power outages. A storm team of approximately 3,400 is continuing damage assessments and restoration where it is safe to do.