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Entergy Arkansas storm update – 6/18/23, 10:30 a.m.


A line of severe thunderstorms impacted the state early Sunday morning producing widespread outages from damaging winds, lightning and hail. As of 10 a.m. damages from last night are centered around Russellville, Searcy, Warren, Hot Springs and Arkadelphia areas.

Technical difficulties may result in delayed information on the outage map. We are working to correct this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Our restoration teams are responding to damages as quickly and safely as possible. Estimated restoration times and area-specific details will be communicated when available as damages are assessed. Outages in the most heavily-damaged areas could be lengthy, including isolated and hard-to-access areas.

The forecast later today includes additional strong-to-severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and damaging winds up to 60 mph, with the greatest impact expected in the southern and southeast parts of the state.

The storms will exit the state tonight calling for clear and sunny weather for the next few days with temperature highs in the 90s. To protect yourself and your families, follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Drink fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty.
  • Wear loose, lightweight clothing and a hat.
  • Replace salt lost from sweating by drinking fruit juice or sports drinks.
  • Avoid spending time outdoors during the hottest part of the day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wear sunscreen: a sunburn affects the body's ability to cool itself.
  • Air conditioning is the best way to cool off; if you are using a generator, do so safely.


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As with any weather event, please be mindful of the following safety tips:

  • Live wires can be deadly. Stay away from downed power lines. Call 1-800-9OUTAGE or 1-800-968-8243 to report downed or dangling power lines, damaged or downed poles or other damaged equipment.
  • Do not trim trees or remove debris on or near downed power lines. Only power company crews or their contractors should remove trees or limbs touching power lines. Again, stay away from downed power lines.
  • Keep away from the immediate areas where crews are working. There is always the danger of moving equipment and the possibility of construction materials, limbs or overhead wires falling to the ground.
  • If you plan on using a generator for temporary power, get a licensed electrician and disconnect from the utility electric system before hooking up to your main electric panel. 
  • Do not run a generator in a confined space without adequate ventilation. Use them only outdoors, following all manufacturers’ safety guidelines.
  • Turn off any electrical appliances that can easily be turned to the off position until power is restored.

We want to keep you informed and in control. The best way to get information about outages is via Entergy’s View Outage page on our website. Additional resources for your convenience:

  • Download our app for your smartphone at or visit Entergy Storm Center to stay informed on our restoration progress.
  • Sign up for text alerts. From your cell phone, text R E G to 368374, or visit
  • Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @EntergyARK.
  • Follow updates in your local news media, like radio, television, and newspapers.

Arkansas Editorial Team