Six days after Hurricane Ida made landfall, Entergy has restored nearly 327,700, or 35% of the 948,000 customers who lost power due to the storm.
After a storm like Hurricane Ida, widespread power outages and high summer temperatures often lead people to turn to portable generators to keep air circulating and refrigerators running. But improper use of gas generators is one of the leading dangers after a storm passes.
We have partnered with New Orleans Recreational Development to provide generators to its facilities for residents to cool off, hydrate and charge their phones, while our crews continue to restore power in the greater New Orleans area.
Our nearly 26,000 workers from 40 states are helping assess damage and destruction across our territory and restoring service where it is safe to do so. The restoration process will continue to accelerate in the coming days.
Working as designed, NOPS is helping to restore customers in small increments because of its very flexible operating profile. That ability is critical when post storm restoration conditions change by the hour.
Entergy continues to make restoration progress following Hurricane Ida’s destructive path through southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. After nearly four days of restoration, Entergy has restored 179,000 customers.