After last year’s record-breaking winter, Entergy New Orleans remains focused on preparing for what Mother Nature may bring when the weather turns colder. And, while weather can be unpredictable, the company remains storm ready no matter the season.
As Entergy Louisiana ushers out another active hurricane season, the company remains ready for Mother Nature’s next threat: winter weather.
Deanna Rodriguez, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans, and Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for federal funding to reduce the impact on customers for storm recovery costs and to build a stronger power grid.
Crews supporting Entergy Louisiana’s restoration efforts following historic Hurricane Ida are continuing to repair, rebuild and strengthen the electric system in hard-hit coastal communities like Port Fourchon and Grand Isle.
After Hurricane Ida’s high Category 4 winds impacted southeast Louisiana and commanding the largest restoration workforce in company history, Entergy Louisiana, LLC has made power available to nearly all customers who can safely receive it outside some water routes and the hardest hit areas of Port Fourchon and Grand Isle.
Following Hurricane Ida making landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Aug. 29, Entergy Corporation announced today its utilities have restored power to approximately 932,000 customers, which is 98% of customers affected by the storm.
As crews continue to work on restoring service to customers affected by Hurricane Ida, Entergy Corporation employees are teaming up with nonprofits and partners both local and from across the country to help those who have been impacted.
Crews Continue to Make Progress in Hardest-Hit Areas
Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans are continuing to monitor and plan for the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Nicholas as it travels towards the northwestern Gulf in the coming days.