Entergy crews have to tackle both Hurricane’s Laura and Sally

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It was only a few weeks ago when Entergy crews responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Approximately 47,000 people are still without power, crews working around the clock to get the lights back on.

“Hurricane Laura, the restoration effort for that is the largest restoration effort ever in our company’s history,” David Freese said.

Now, Entergy has their hands full once again, this time with hurricane sally. The category 2 hurricane is expected to bring heavy rain.

But the question many are asking is will Entergy be able to handle both storms at the same time. Entergy’s spokesman, David Freese, says yes.

“We are confident that we’ll have the resources in place to be able to manage both storms,” Freese said.

Despite the overwhelming amount of crews still stationed in Lake Charles and surrounding areas, Freese says they have more than enough people to handle whatever Hurricane Sally brings. Entergy is asking everyone to get prepared now. Just in case you lose power, be sure you have the basics like food, water, flashlights, chargers, and a first aid kit.

Entergy expects the majority of customers in Calcasieu and Cameron Parish to have their power restored by Sept 23 and for the remaining customers who can safely receive power to receive it by the 30th.

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