07/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/10/2019 13:50
News Center > Entergy is Closely Monitoring Disturbance in the Gulf
For Immediate Release
Companies also restore power caused by Wednesday's severe weather
NEW ORLEANS - Entergy crews are working throughout the day Wednesday as a line of severe weather caused power outages across southeast Louisiana. Crews are expected to work into the evening safely restoring power to customers affected by the winds, lightning, heavy rain and flooding associated with today's weather event.
In addition, company officials and crews continue to monitor the disturbance located off the coast of Florida as it moves toward the central Gulf of Mexico. Though the storm is currently poorly organized, Entergy is prepared for the possibility that this weather system could bring severe thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rains, higher tides and coastal flooding to the state.
While the system's strength upon landfall and exact path remains uncertain, Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans are preparing for the storm's impact and the potential for power outages. The companies' distribution and transmission crews and contractors are on alert and ready to safely restore power to customers as quickly as possible.
'We are urging our customers to monitor the storm's path, follow the direction of local authorities and be ready to implement their own storm plans if needed,' said Melonie Stewart, Entergy's vice president of distribution operations for Louisiana. 'If you need help, the Entergy Storm Center has preparation tips and safety information that can assist in planning and making necessary decisions.'
Stay prepared and informed
Entergy keeps customers informed about restoring power in several ways:
Customers are encouraged to follow us on social media on Twitter at @EntergyLA and @EntergyNOLA and on Facebook at facebook.com/EntergyLA and facebook.com/EntergyNOLA. We place a high priority on keeping our social media sites updated throughout any major events. And you always can access the main Entergy accounts at @Entergy or facebook.com/Entergy.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers and natural gas service to more than 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. It has operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana.
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana's Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 106,000 customers. Both companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation.
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 nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.