Storm Center > Entergy Texas storm update – 6/12/23, 8:30 p.m.
Entergy Texas storm update – 6/12/23, 8:30 p.m.
Approximately 94% of customers are restored following severe thunderstorms
Entergy Texas crews have successfully restored power to more than 94% of customers following severe thunderstorms that caused widespread outages and extensive damage to the company’s service area on June 10th.
As of 8:30 p.m., approximately 4,000 customers are without power. Entergy Texas crews continues to safely restore power to customers by 10 p.m. tonight. Customers in hardest hit areas in Hardin, Tyler, and Jefferson counties continue to have extended restoration times due to extensive damage repairs to critical infrastructure.
For updated estimated restoration times, view our outage map at www.entergy.com/view-outages. We appreciate your patience as our crews safely work to restore all customers.
Current outage numbers:
As of 8:30 p.m., the following customer outages exist in the Silsbee and Beaumont Networks, which remain the hardest hit areas:
Silsbee Network (includes Kountze, Lumberton, Woodville, Hardin County, Tyler County, and surrounding areas)
Beaumont Network (includes Bevil Oaks, China, Nome, and surrounding areas)
Network updates as of 8:30 p.m.:
Silsbee Network (includes Kountze, Lumberton, Woodville, Hardin County, Tyler County, and surrounding areas):
- As of 8:30 p.m., 2,921 customers are without power.
- Power has been restored to multiple areas including near Reed Ranch Rd, Durdin Dr, and Cravens Rd in Silsbee, Masterson Dr at Hwy 69, parts of Keith Rd in Lumberton, and McCauley Rd, Digmon Rd, Lindsey St and Clear Lake Rd in Kountze.
- There is extensive damage in the Beaumont Dr (north of Lumberton) area with multiple poles and wires down. Additionally, crews must replace broken poles near Inwood Dr and in the Wildwood neighborhood. Trees and wire are down on Hollywood Dr in Kountze.
Beaumont Network (includes Bevil Oaks, China, Nome, and surrounding areas):
- As of 8:30 p.m., 542 customers are without power.
- Entergy expects most customers that can safely receive power to be restored tonight, however some customers will not be restored until Tuesday as crews continue repairing extensive damage.
We urge customers to use caution after the storm and remember these important safety tips:
- Stay away from downed power lines and areas of debris. Energized power lines may not be visible among the rubble.
- Report downed lines immediately to Entergy at 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243), and call your local police station or fire department.
- Return home only when authorities advise and drive only on roadways and bridges that have been declared passable.
- If a power line falls on your vehicle while driving, continue to drive away from the line.
- Don’t walk in flooded areas or standing water. Remember that wet tree limbs can conduct electricity.
- Keep your distance from working crews. Work sites can have any number of hidden dangers for the public, and distracting crews can cause accidents to happen.
Keeping customers informed before, during and after a storm is important to Entergy Texas. Here are some of the platforms we use to provide updates:
- Download the Entergy App at entergyapp.com. Customers can use the app to report outages or check on the status of power at their home or business.
- Entergy’s View Outages website includes maps that show where outages are located and gives information about restoration progress.
- Register for outage text alerts through myEntergy. Customers should update their notification preferences to participate in text alerts. Customers also can sign up for text messages about storm and restoration efforts by texting REG to 36778.
- The Entergy Storm Center website has storm safety, preparation and restoration information that is updated throughout the day.
- Operation: Storm Ready Guide is a free downloadable guide that helps customers plan and prepare for weather emergencies.
- Social media plays an important role in keeping customers informed. Follow Entergy Texas on Twitter at @EntergyTX and Facebook.com/EntergyTX.
About Entergy Texas
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 499,000 customers in 27 counties. Entergy Texas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 electric company. Entergy powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. For the latest news from Entergy, visit the Newsroom.