The first light is a sign of hope, early this morning, as Entergy crews turn power on for some customers in Eastern New Orleans with generation supplied by the New Orleans Power Station.
Just two days after Hurricane Ida delivered a catastrophic blow to Louisiana, Entergy has determined two options to bring first lights into the Greater New Orleans area by late evening Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Rainer will be retiring effective November 14, 2021, after more than 37 years with the company.
Category 4 storm leaves a path of destruction across southeast Louisiana
Hurricane Ida has made landfall as a destructive and extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, bringing with it life-threatening storm surge and catastrophic wind damage. Those in the hardest-hit areas could experience power outages for weeks.
Customers in hardest-hit areas should prepare for possibility of weeks-long power outages.
Company encourages residents and businesses to be storm ready
Entergy New Orleans, LLC and Entergy Louisiana, LLC are monitoring and planning for the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Ida that is expected to travel across the Gulf of Mexico in the coming days.
The company encourages southeast Texas to be storm ready.