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Entergy piloting installation of concrete poles
05/01/2023

Crews recently gathered in Jefferson Parish to undergo training and test the installation of concrete and composite utility poles. These materials are alternatives to wood poles that are in high demand across the country as utility companies ramp up grid hardening efforts.

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Entergy is ready for a potentially active hurricane season
05/01/2023

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is here.

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The Mississippi River crested at 57.1 feet in Vicksburg on May 19, 2011.
The Mississippi River crested at 57.1 feet in Vicksburg on May 19, 2011.
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Engineering expertise enhances public safety, grid stability during 2011 Mississippi River flood
04/27/2023

Even though several lines had to be de-energized during the flood event, most customers never lost power because of the looped design of Entergy’s electrical system. 

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Drone footage allowed scouts to assess widespread damage across Rolling Fork.
Drone footage allowed scouts to assess widespread damage across Rolling Fork.
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Resiliency in Rolling Fork
04/25/2023

Despite the extensive damage, crews were able to restore power to all customers who could receive it within a week of the storm. Engineers also used the rebuild as a chance to strengthen the grid and prepare Rolling Fork for greater resiliency during future storms.

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The Easter flood of 1979 that deluged large portions of Jackson remains one of the capital city’s most destructive natural disasters.
The Easter flood of 1979 that deluged large portions of Jackson remains one of the capital city’s most destructive natural disasters.
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Company and community respond to Easter flood of 1979 with ‘magnificent’ levee-building effort
04/12/2023

With water levels creeping higher by the hour, the company decided to take six substations out of service as a safety measure and focus on protecting two that could be saved with levees—the Old Canton Road Substation serving northeast Jackson and the South Jefferson Street Substation serving the downtown area.

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The tornado demolished a 115,000-volt substation in southwest Jackson on March 3, 1966.
The tornado demolished a 115,000-volt substation in southwest Jackson on March 3, 1966.
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‘Awe inspiring and devastating’: Candlestick Park tornado of 1966
04/12/2023

In a matter of seconds, the tornado demolished Entergy’s 115,000-volt Southwest Jackson Substation and severed six major transmission lines and numerous distribution lines, prompting crews to work around the clock until full service was restored.

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A half-inch accumulation of ice on power lines can add 500 pounds of extra weight.
A half-inch accumulation of ice on power lines can add 500 pounds of extra weight.
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1994 ice storm sets stage for new era in storm response
04/11/2023

After 1994, Entergy started transitioning to a more centralized approach to storm response that included leveraging resources across the company’s four-state area to accelerate service restoration.

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Entergy Mississippi celebrates milestone
04/11/2023

A hundred years ago, Arkansas businessman Harvey Couch was making good on his vision to electrify the South when he incorporated The Mississippi Power and Light Company, the precursor of Entergy Mississippi. His new venture not only brought modern electric service to the Mississippi Delta—the heart of the state’s agricultural economy—but also unlocked future growth opportunities in a region rich with potential.  

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Students at Holy Souls School in Little Rock make thank you cards for line workers.
Students at Holy Souls School in Little Rock make thank you cards for line workers.
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Gratitude goes both ways: Entergy Arkansas crews and customers show their appreciation
04/07/2023

The devastating tornadoes that swept across Arkansas on March 31 left a profound impact on employees and customers, who came together to support each other after the storms.

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