Large amounts of snow along with strong wind gusts greatly impacted the north and northwest areas of the state, causing an estimated 36,000 Entergy Arkansas customer outages at its peak Wednesday morning. The weight of the winter precipitation felled trees, broke limbs, power lines and other equipment, and damage assessments are ongoing.
125 additional beds are being placed in service tonight at the City of New Orleans’ Low-Barrier Shelter to take homeless people off the streets during the deep freeze, as a result of a grant from Entergy New Orleans.
Entergy Arkansas is prepared for the likelihood that winter weather will affect parts of the company’s service territory Thursday, Dec. 22, through Saturday, Dec. 24, with temperatures below freezing, strong winds and precipitation.
Energy-efficiency tips will help keep you warm while chilling your bill
Entergy New Orleans worked with the City to outfit 15 critical community sites with manual transfer switches to enable quick hookup of temporary generators and natural gas facilities to provide fuel for the generators after a storm.
Recognizing the hard work and dedication of the men and women of Entergy, the Edison Electric Institute awarded Entergy Corporation with its Emergency Assistance Award. The company was recognized for its outstanding power restoration efforts supporting Duke Energy following a severe winter storm in January.
The company urges customers to be storm ready, too
The company offers preparation and safety tips to help customers be storm ready.
La compañía ofrece consejos de preparación y seguridad para ayudar a los clientes a estar preparados para las tormentas.