Insights > Entergy system winter storm update – 1/14/24, 1:30 p.m.

Entergy system winter storm update – 1/14/24, 1:30 p.m.


Entergy is closely monitoring the incoming winter weather.
Entergy is closely monitoring the incoming winter weather.

A winter storm will begin impacting our service area starting today. 

Some parts of our service area may see snow, ice, or freezing rain beginning this afternoon. This will be followed by an extended period of very low temperatures in all four states we serve.  

Entergy is preparing for this winter weather to arrive not long after another wave of severe weather impacted some of our service area. On Thursday and Friday, a line of severe thunderstorms and damaging wind swept across Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. 

We are all keenly aware of the damage major winter storms have caused in recent years. We’ve learned from them and we’re ready. The impact of ice storms is very difficult to predict, but forecasts indicate the approaching weather system could be significant for some of our customers.

Customer preparations and storm safety

The time to be storm ready is now. Preparation for potential severe winter weather is vital for us and you, our highly valued customers. Please remember that the most dangerous part of a storm is often just after it passes. Hazards are all around us following severe winter weather – from downed electric lines and equipment or personal generator risks.

Stay away from downed power lines and areas of debris. Energized lines may not be visible among the rubble. Report downed lines immediately by calling 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243). 

Personal generators are very useful following a disaster, but they also can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution and fire. Generators should be operated in accordance with manufacturers’ standards. Incorrectly connecting a generator to a home or building’s electrical system can create a danger for utility workers and the public.    

Extremely low temperatures are forecast over the next few days for our service area. Stay warm and informed during this storm with these tips on extreme cold safety

Stay alert for natural gas leaks. If you smell natural gas, or if you hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and leave the area immediately. Do not operate electrical switches. If possible, turn the outside main gas valve off and call your natural gas provider away from the potential leak. Entergy gas customers should call 1-800-ENTERGY (800-368-3749).

Above all, stay safe. A personal plan for you and your family is the best way to stay safe and be storm ready.

Stay informed and stay in touch

As you make your own plans, we will keep you informed throughout about our response. We send storm and restoration updates to customers who are signed up to receive notifications from us. 

Verify your contact information in your online myEntergy account before severe weather strikes, so you receive our notifications. Download our free app for your smartphone at And sign up to receive notifications ahead of a storm: or by texting REG to 36778. 

If this storm impacts your area, you can report an outage quickly and easily through our digital options – using either our free mobile app, online at, or by texting OUT to 36778. 

Visit our Storm Center ( a one-stop website for information on winter storm safety, preparation, restoration and regular updates specific to the storm. You can also access the View Outages map from here. 


Jay Vise
Senior Communications Specialist, Utility Communications