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Entergy Texas storm update – 4/11/24, 10 a.m.


Splendora, Texas
Splendora, Texas

Majority of impacted customers restored after severe thunderstorms caused widespread outages Wednesday

Majority of Entergy Texas customers have been restored after severe rainstorms and strong winds caused widespread outages across the Entergy Texas service area Wednesday morning. As of 10 a.m., less than 700 customers remain without power, which is down from the ~26,000 customers without power Wednesday morning.

Most of the remaining outages are in Port Arthur, which was one of the hardest hit areas. According to preliminary reports from The National Weather Service, an EF-2 tornado with wind speeds of about 120 mph moved through the area early Wednesday—causing significant damage throughout the community.

Customers are encouraged to visit Entergy’s View Outage map for the most up-to-date information and estimated restoration times.

Use caution after the storm and remember these important safety tips:

  • Stay away from downed power lines and areas of debris. Energized power lines may not be visible among the rubble. Report downed lines immediately to Entergy at 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243).
  • Return home only when authorities advise and drive only on roadways and bridges that have been declared passable.
  • If a power line falls on your vehicle while driving, continue to drive away from the line.
  • Don’t walk in flooded areas or standing water. Remember that wet tree limbs can conduct electricity.
  • Keep your distance from working crews. Work sites can have any number of hidden dangers for the public, and distracting crews can cause accidents to happen.

Texas Editorial Team