Deanna Rodriguez, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans, and Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, provide a restoration update.
The first light is a sign of hope, early this morning, as Entergy crews turn power on for some customers in eastern New Orleans with generation supplied by the New Orleans Power Station.
Just two days after Hurricane Ida delivered a catastrophic blow to Louisiana, Entergy has determined two options to bring first lights into the Greater New Orleans area by late evening Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Entergy has restored power to 85,000 customers following one full day of assessing damage brought by Hurricane Ida and restoring power to those who can take it.
At 7 a.m., we had 888,229 power outages in Louisiana due to Ida’s destruction. Power outages continue to increase today as the storm moves through Mississippi.
The extremely dangerous storm is expected to make landfall in the early afternoon today. Those in the hardest-hit areas could experience power outages for weeks.
Hurricane Ida continues to be forecasted to make landfall Sunday in central Louisiana as a major hurricane. The strength of the storm at landfall and the damage it causes will affect the time required to restore power to all customers.
Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall Sunday in central Louisiana as a major hurricane. The strength of the storm at landfall and the damage it causes will affect the time required to restore power to all customers.