News Release > It’s time to prepare for spring weather
It’s time to prepare for spring weather
Entergy Texas recognizes Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 20-26
BEAUMONT, Texas – Flowers, light showers and singing birds are the gifts of springtime, but the warm weather season also brings something less desired: thunderstorms, floods and tornadoes.
Entergy Texas, Inc. employees plan and train year-round, ready to respond and restore power when extreme, unpredictable weather causes power outages and downed power lines. The perpetual cycle of planning, preparation and training ensures the company is Operation Storm Ready for every weather situation. The company monitors the weather, and crews are ready to respond and restore power should severe weather strike.
Additionally, Entergy Texas continually invests to harden and modernize its infrastructure to improve grid resiliency and minimize power disruptions for customers.
As winter comes to an end and spring makes its debut, Entergy Texas encourages customers to prepare now for the extreme, unpredictable weather the new season brings.
Make a plan
Prepare for extreme weather in advance by assembling an emergency kit of basic supplies. Knowing exactly when and where severe weather will occur is unlikely, so preparing in advance is critical. Entergy Texas can help customers prepare with tips on developing a family plan and preparing an emergency kit of basic supplies. For more information, visit entergynewsroom.com/storm-center/plankit.
After stocking up, customers should ensure they have several ways of getting severe weather warnings. Install a smartphone app that will alert when severe weather is in the area, or sign up for emergency alerts that are available for customers. A weather radio with a loud alarm can also help alert when severe weather threatens overnight.
For additional information on preparing for severe weather, visit entergynewsroom.com/storm-center/preparation.
Knowing how to communicate with Entergy Texas after a storm hits is important. There are several ways to stay informed and report outages and downed power lines:
- Download our free app for your smartphone at entergy.com/app.
- Sign up for text alerts by texting REG to 36778 and have your account number and ZIP code handy. The registration pattern is as follows, including spaces: REG (account number) (ZIP code). Once registered, text OUT to 36778 to report an outage. You can also report an outage online as a guest.
- Visit the Entergy Storm Center website and our View Outages
- Follow Entergy Texas on Facebook and Twitter.
About Entergy Texas
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 473,000 customers in 27 counties. Entergy Texas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.