NEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD) – Entergy has a team of over 20,000 assessing storm damage within New Orleans and southeast Louisiana after Hurricane Ida.
The latest from Entergy:
- 895,000 outages for Entergy New Orleans, LLC and Entergy Louisiana, LLC customers as of 11 a.m.
- Eight damaged high-voltage lines affected New Orleans and Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes, as well as parts of St. Charles and Terrebonne parishes
- One transmission tower fell into the Mississippi River
- 90% of customers will have power restored soon
This will be a marathon, not a sprint,” said Deanna Rodriguez, Entergy New Orleans president and CEO. “We’re working as safely and quickly as we can, but recovery will vary depending on the damage incurred and its location. We must all be prepared for the recovery to take some time. While too early in the process to give approximate restoration times, our focus remains on getting the assessments completed so that we can begin to provide more guidance to customers as soon as possible. We appreciate our customer’s patience and will continue to provide updates as they become available.”