New Orleans, La. – Entergy linemen continue repairing damage caused by
Tropical Storm Lee as the center of the storm moved ashore Sunday, hitting
southern Louisiana and Mississippi with more heavy rains and winds. As of 11
a.m. Sunday, 6,149 Entergy customers in Louisiana and 609 in Mississippi were
The overall and local outage numbers are likely to fluctuate throughout the
day on Sunday, as storm bands from Lee wash over the region and it continues its
slow move north. High winds, lightning and flooding could possibly hamper
Entergy crews and contractors are restoring outages as quickly and safely as
possible when weather conditions permit. Crews are unable to work in bucket
trucks when winds reach a sustained speed above 35 miles per hour.
The company reminds customers to stay away from downed power lines and to
call 1-800-9OUTAGE toll-free to report electric or gas outages. Customers can
also visit the Entergy Storm Center website at
for the latest updates and outage information.
Entergy urges customers to monitor the storm and to prepare to implement
their own storm plans if needed.
Additionally, the company has prepared for customers a severe weather guide
that contains a wealth of information related to preparing for a storm.
Operation: Storm Ready can be accessed at
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in
electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and
operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating
capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11
billion and more than 15,000 employees.