1,650 Customers in South Louisiana Cannot Take Power due to Flooding
New Orleans, La. – Entergy is focusing its restoration efforts on about 3,400 customers who are able to safely take power. At its peak, the storm left approximately 704,000 customers in Louisiana without power.
The majority of those customers are in lower Plaquemines Parish, where the restoration effort is very dynamic due to yesterday’s high winds and the slow rate that water is receding.
Restoration was hindered in Buras Wednesday when the area experienced heavy winds and rain with lightning and tornado warnings. Crews had to stop work and hunker down as the severe weather passed.
Entergy currently has more than 600 workers dedicated to Plaquemines Parish. To maximize productivity and speed restoration, a staging site was established in Buras to house and feed crews.
Entergy continues to work with parish officials and local law enforcement to develop access plans, which include moving equipment over levee tops.
Revised assessments show we will get some customers restored earlier and some later than anticipated.
Improved road conditions on the East Bank of Plaquemines will allow complete restoration by Sept. 10, instead of Sept. 20.
Complete restoration for the West Bank of Plaquemines is now projected for Sept. 12; 80 percent restoration is projected for Sept. 8.
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, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.