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For Immediate Release

Entergy Louisiana Continues Restoration Efforts


Entergy Louisiana crews are continuing storm restoration efforts in north Louisiana, bringing in additional crews to help restore power to all areas in the hard-hit Parishes of Jackson, Bienville, Winn and Natchitoches.

Crews expect to have power restored by 10 p.m. Sunday to the majority of customers affected by the severe thunderstorms that struck north Louisiana. Entergy Louisiana is coordinating with state emergency preparedness officials to continue its efforts until all customers have been restored.

Power had been restored to all but about 2,400 customers as of 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11.

Entergy Louisiana has opened a customer information center at the Jonesboro Town Hall, 128 Allen Ave., at 9 a.m. today to offer customers the opportunity to discuss their outage directly with Entergy representatives. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday.

Entergy’s number one priority is the safety of our workers and the public and would like to remind everyone that a downed power line can be deadly. If you see a downed power line KEEP YOUR DISTANCE and do not attempt to move the power line directly nor indirectly.  Report downed power lines and outages by calling 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) or 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243).

Ouachita Parish
Monroe, West Monroe  - As of 9 a.m., May 11, all customers who can accept power have been restored.    

Bienville, Jackson, Winn and Natchitoches Parishes

As of 9 a.m., May 11, approximately 2,400 customers across Bienville, Jackson, Winn and Natchitoches Parishes remain without power.  Entergy crews and additional workers continue to work to restore power. Damage assessment is 100% complete. The storm system downed more than nine miles of power lines and damaged more than 75 poles.  Most customers who can receive power will be restored by 10 p.m., Sunday, May 12.