The damage from Ida’s historic intensity caused severe damage across the Entergy system in southeast Louisiana. The eye wall, which brings the most damaging winds and intense rainfall, passed nearby Taft and Laplace, Louisiana, causing widespread damage to that area and our system.
For customers to begin receiving power, the transmission lines must first be assessed. Those that received damage may need to be reconstructed in parts. Substations will need to be repaired and brought online for power to reach local distribution lines.