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Entergy Arkansas winter storm update – 1/15/24, 9:30 a.m.

01/15/2024

Arctic air with snow and sleet made its way into the state Sunday afternoon. Forecasts call for more precipitation across our service territory and is expected to continue through Monday evening. We understand the challenges that extreme cold temperatures pose for both you and our electrical system. Entergy Arkansas continues to proactively work safely to keep the lights on and to keep you warm. Currently, there are approximately 600 Entergy Arkansas customers without power.

Crews are actively responding to outages across our service territory; however, restoration during extreme cold can take longer due to increased demands on equipment, people, and resources. In the event of an outage, we provide estimated restoration times as we complete damage assessment. Restoring your power as quickly and safely as possible is our top priority, and we appreciate your patience.

Be sure to report any outages to Entergy via our mobile app at entergy.com/app or online at entergy.com/reportoutage. Please be aware the restoration process can be hampered by the surge of instantaneous electrical demand from appliances (heating units, water heaters, etc.) commonly known as cold load when service is restored to your location, potentially overloading protective devices on Entergy’s electrical system. To help mitigate this problem, Entergy encourages you to turn off or disconnect any electrical heaters or electrical appliances that can easily be turned off until power is restored, and gradually power them on once power has been restored to your location.

We are mindful of those facing challenges and we are here to help you keep the power on! All customer disconnections have been suspended through Monday, Jan. 22.

Thank you for being a valued Entergy Arkansas customer. Stay warm and connected as we navigate this winter weather together.

Warming Centers Opened for Customers
(Information provided to Entergy Arkansas and subject to change)

Site Location

Address

Little Rock Compassion Center

3618 W. Roosevelt Rd., Little Rock, AR 72204

(Available 24 hours)

Dunbar Community Center

1001 W 16th St., Little Rock, AR, 72202

(Available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

East Little Rock Community Center

2500 E 6th St., Little Rock, AR, 72202

(Available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Southwest Community Center

6401 Baseline Rd., Little Rock, AR, 72209

(Available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Stephens Community Center

3720 W. 18th St., Little Rock, AR, 72204

(Available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

West Central Community Center

4521 John Barrow Rd., Little Rock, AR, 72204

(Available 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

North Little Rock Community Center

2700 Willow St., North Little Rock, AR 72114

 

(Available January 12, 2024 & January 13, 2024,

4 p.m. – 7 a.m.)

McGee Center

3800 College Ave., Conway, AR 72034

 

(Available Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

Don Owens Sports Complex

10 Lower Ridge Rd., Conway, AR 72032

 

(Available Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

Conway Emergency Shelter

1116 Gum St., Conway, AR 72032

(Available 24 hours)

New Beginnings Baptist Church

3603 Oliver Lancaster Blvd., Malvern, AR 72104

(Available January 14, 2024 through January 18, 2024, 7 p.m.)

First United Methodist Church

127 E Page Ave., Malvern, AR 72104

Salvation Army

419 S. Madison Av., El Dorado, AR 71730

First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs

1100 Central Ave., Hot Springs 71901

(Available January 12, 2024, 4p.m.)

Trumann – Stepping Stone Sanctuary

904 Speedway Street West, Trumann, AR 72472

(Available 24 hours)

First Baptist Church - Crossett

701 Main Street., Crossett, AR 71635

Harrisburg Community Center

203 W South St. Harrisburg, AR

(Available in the event of a power outage)

Fisher Methodist Church Youth Center

211 First St. Fisher, AR 72432

 (Available as needed)

Marked Tree City Hall

1 Elm St. Marked Tree, AR 72365

 (Available 24 hours)

First Baptist Church

701 Pine St., Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Waldenburg City Hall

5467 AR Hwy 14 Waldenburg, AR 72479

(Available as needed)

Lepanto First Baptist Church

302 Kenwood Ave, Lepanto, AR

 (Available in the event of a power outage)

Northside Church of Christ

917 N. East St, Benton, AR 72015

(Available January 15, 2024, at 5 p.m.)

First Baptist Church

200 N Missouri St, West Memphis, AR 72301

Marion First Methodist Church

81 E Military Rd, Marion, AR 72364

Harrisburg Community Center

203 W South, Harrisburg, AR 72432

Pocahontas Community Center

 300 Geneva Dr, Pocahontas, AR 72455

The Carmicheal Center

801 E. Elm St., Searcy, AR 72143

(Available Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Salvation Army

504 North D St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

(Available Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Next Step Homeless Services

504 North 6th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

(Available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Riverview Hope Campus

301 South E St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

(Available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

*Emergency overnight

Earl Bell Community Center

1212 S. Church St. Jonesboro, AR 72401

(Available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

Allen Park Community Center

3609 Race St. Jonesboro, AR 72401

(Available Monday – Friday, 3:30 9 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

Parker Park Community Center

1506 N. Church St. Jonesboro, AR 72401

(Available Monday – Friday, 3:30 9 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

For preparation tips and cold weather updates, visit entergy.com/cold.

For additional inclement weather tips and storm updates, visit entergy.com/stormcenter.

Winter weathe restoration process

As the winter storm impacts Arkansas, we will deploy scouts to assess damage in all affected areas. It is on these assessments that we base our estimated restoration times. We will communicate these estimates with you, updating as new information becomes available. Our crews will simultaneously be restoring service where it is deemed safe to do so. We ask for your patience, and please know restoring your power safely and quickly is our top priority.

Extra weight on power lines caused by snow or ice can cause them to fall or stretch, possibly causing power interruptions. While Entergy Arkansas manages growth of trees and bushes near electrical equipment, one half-inch of ice can increase the weight of a tree limb as much as 30 times, causing even smaller limbs to bend or snap, falling onto power lines and causing an outage.

Please be aware the restoration process can be hampered by the surge of instantaneous electrical demand from appliances (heating units, water heaters, etc.) when service is restored to your location, potentially overloading protective devices on Entergy’s electrical system. To help mitigate this problem, Entergy encourages you to turn off any electrical heaters or electrical appliances that can easily be turned off until power is restored.

As with any weather event, please be mindful of the following safety tips:

  • Live wires can be deadly. Stay away from downed power lines. Call 1-800-9OUTAGE or 1-800-968-8243 to report downed or dangling power lines, damaged or downed poles or other damaged equipment.
  • Do not trim trees or remove debris on or near downed power lines. Only power company crews or their contractors should remove trees or limbs touching power lines. Again, stay away from downed power lines.
  • Keep away from the immediate areas where crews are working. There is always the danger of moving equipment and the possibility of construction materials, limbs or overhead wires falling to the ground.
  • If you plan on using a generator for temporary power, get a licensed electrician and disconnect from the utility electric system before hooking up to your main electric panel. 
  • Do not run a generator in a confined space without adequate ventilation. Use them only outdoors, following all manufacturers’ safety guidelines.
  • Turn off any electrical appliances that can easily be turned to the off position until power is restored.
  • Check on seniors, who can be particularly susceptible to extreme temperatures.
  • Try to stay off the roads in affected areas. More traffic in bad weather leads to more accidents, including more injuries and fatalities as well as accidents that can damage electrical poles and other equipment, creating outages and impeding the ability of crews to access and repair damage and slowing restoration.

We want to keep you informed and in control. The best way to get information about outages is via Entergy’s View Outage page on our website. Additional resources for your convenience:

  • Download our app for your smartphone at entergy.com/app or visit Entergy Storm Center to stay informed on our restoration progress.
  • Sign up for text alerts. From your cell phone, text REG to 368374, or visit entergytext.com.
  • Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @EntergyARK.
  • Follow updates in your local news media, like radio, television, and newspapers.

Arkansas Editorial Team