As of Friday morning, a team of 3,308 Entergy Arkansas employees, contractors and workers from other utility companies has restored power to 103,000 of the 128,000 who lost electrical service when violent storms ripped through the state Easter Sunday.
More than 3,300 Entergy employees, contractors and linemen borrowed from other utility companies are working to rebuild the electrical system, which includes replacing 1,375 broken poles, more than 2,000 spans of wire and all the related electrical components.
Entergy Arkansas has restored power to more than half of its customers who had outages from the storms late Easter Sunday and early Monday morning. About 57,000 outages remain, down from a peak of 128,000 during the severe thunderstorms.
Entergy Arkansas restoration crews and additional workers have restored more than 43,000 outages, down from a peak of 128,000 due to damage from Easter Sunday storms.
Violent winds and thunderstorms Easter Sunday caused some 128,000 customer outages across the Entergy Arkansas service territory, with damage that could take multiple days to repair.
Early morning storms Easter Sunday caused outages across the Entergy Arkansas service territory, and more severe weather is forecast for this evening.
Entergy Arkansas has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for effectively promoting energy efficiency.
Even with low electric rates, if usage is high your bill may be, too.
With schools closed and many workers temporarily unemployed or telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic, many families have a full house during times the home would normally be empty. The result is often an increased demand for energy to fuel daily lives, and that can quickly lead to a higher-than-normal energy bill.
Social distancing of six feet is but one reason to keep a safe distance from crews. Work sites can have any number of hidden dangers for the public, and distracting crews can cause accidents to happen. Entergy urges the public to stay away from utility employees and contractors working in the field.