BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Entergy officials reflect on the work completed nearly a month after Hurricane Ida’s landfall. The hurricane’s powerful winds left over one million Louisianans without electricity.
Entergy officials said customers with storm damage to their homes’ electric equipment must make repairs before their power can be restored.
“Restoring power following Hurricane Ida has been a monumental task, and we have the thousands of men and women who came from across the country to assist our teams locally to thank for bringing hope and a sense of normalcy to communities many of us call home,” said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. “We know there’s still work to be done, but I want to assure customers that Entergy will be there for them, even long after the lights come back on. Together, we will rebuild, recover and come back stronger than before.”
More than 26,000 team members from 41 states traveled to Louisiana to join in on power restoration efforts, according to Entergy. In just two weeks, 90% of customers affected by Ida had their power restored.
“On behalf of everyone here at Entergy Louisiana, I want to say thank you to the crews who came to support us and to our customers for being so patient as we worked to restore power following the storm,” May said.
Entergy storm teams will be staying in southeast Louisiana to make additional repairs.