Lake Charles/Sulphur damaged distribution equipment replaced includes 8,809 poles, 2,313 transformers and 18,254 spans of wire.
Entergy Louisiana successfully restarted one of its power plants in Calcasieu Parish Sept. 9, an achievement that paves the way for restoring power to additional communities impacted by Hurricane Laura in Sulphur and Lake Charles.
Crews numbering 15,500 in the state and 13,800 in the southwest alone have restored power to approximately 179,000 of the 270,900 customers who lost power at the peak of the hurricane.
Restoration workers, now numbering 16,000 in Louisiana, have restored power to approximately 178,000 of the 270,900 customers who lost power at the peak of the hurricane.
Entergy’s restoration workforce in Louisiana has installed 7,270 distribution utility poles and 2,778 transformers since Hurricane Laura struck.
Entergy’s vast restoration workforce has restored power to most customers outside of the hard-hit Southwest Louisiana area.
It may be mid-September before power is available to customers in the Lake Charles area who can safely receive it.
Our restoration workers have restored 82% of the electrical power outages caused by Hurricane Laura.
Laura’s damage to Entergy’s transmission system has surpassed that of Hurricane Gustav that hit Louisiana and Hurricane Ike that hit Texas in 2008.