Storm Center > Entergy Arkansas storm update – 6/25/23, 8:30 p.m.

Entergy Arkansas storm update – 6/25/23, 8:30 p.m.


This scene in the Marche area near North Little Rock was a similar site throughout the state, as thunderstorms knocked out power to thousands. Photo taken by Liz Owen.
This scene in the Marche area near North Little Rock was a similar site throughout the state, as thunderstorms knocked out power to thousands. Photo taken by Liz Owen.

Severe thunderstorms with strong winds caused a path of widespread damage across Arkansas this afternoon, June 25.

At 7 p.m. the number of Entergy Arkansas customer outages shown on the outage map was over 62,000. Crews are responding where it is safe to do so, but storms continue to affect parts of the service area.  

Please watch for any power lines that have fallen into trees and onto the ground. Stay away from any downed power lines and report them to 1-800-Entergy. The service territory has been struck by severe storms multiple times this year.

Restoration times are being automatically generated for customers who have an outage. It is important for customers to know this is just an estimate. Restoration times may be adjusted once damage is assessed. We appreciate your patience as we work to assess the damage and restore power.

To protect yourself and your families, follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Drink fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty.
  • Wear loose, lightweight clothing and a hat.
  • Replace salt lost from sweating by drinking fruit juice or sports drinks.
  • Avoid spending time outdoors during the hottest part of the day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wear sunscreen: a sunburn affects the body's ability to cool itself.
  • Air conditioning is the best way to cool off; if you are using a generator, do so safely.
  • Check on seniors, who can be particularly susceptible to extreme temperatures.

Entergy Arkansas urges customers to keep safety first. Here are some tips to keep you safe while we restore your power.

  • 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.
  • 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 or visit Entergy Storm Center to stay informed on our restoration progress.
  • Sign up for text alerts. From your cellphone, text R E G to 368374, or visit
  • Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @EntergyARK.
  • Follow updates in your local news media, like radio, television, and newspapers.

Arkansas Editorial Team