Entergy restores power to 60% of customers affected by Ida

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Entergy’s restoration progress has increased with 60% of their 948,000 customers who lost power due to the destruction of Hurricane Ida.

As of 5 a.m. on Friday, Louisiana has 697,000 peak outages and Entergy has restored 375,00 of them.

Entergy has more than 250,000 workers restoring service across areas in Mississippi and Louisiana that were affected by the hurricane.

Here are some important updates from Entergy for customers to know:

  • As the overall geographic area closes due to restorations, Entergy’s workers are slowly moving into the more heavily damaged areas.
  • There 226 affected transmission substations in total. 188 have returned to service as of 4 p.m. on Sept. 6 as well as 151 of 211 affected transmission lines. 700 miles of transmission lines still remain out of service.
  • Affected customers have been informed of their possible restoration dates, which will be no later than Sept. 29 but dates can be changed. This date is the same for areas that have been hit the hardest by Ida.
  • Estimated restoration times can be found here.

If there is an  error between the reported status and power availability at a location, Entergy asks to be notified by texting “OUT” to 36778, using myentery.com or the mobile app.

Entergy’s workforce includes linemen from 41 states including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information on Entergy’s response efforts due to Hurricane Ida, click here.

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