LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – Entergy Arkansas is preparing for the potential for power outages as a large part of its service area is likely to experience thunderstorms and strong winds this evening and into the night.
Entergy Arkansas employees plan and train year-round on how to safely restore power after severe weather strikes. See Operation Storm Ready for details on how the company prepares for disruptive storms.
Customers can and should take a few simple steps to be prepared:
Charge up mobile devices and back-up batteries.
If you depend on medical equipment that requires electricity to properly function, secure an alternative source of electricity in the event of a power disruption. This could be a generator, a battery back-up or an alternate location.
Have an emergency kit, including flashlights, medicine, first aid, blankets, water and food, and a plan. Instructions are available atentergynewsroom.com/storm-center/plankit/.
Download our free app for your smartphone at www.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.
Install a smart phone app that will alert you to severe weather in the area or sign up for emergency alerts on your smart phone.
Have a weather radio with a loud alarm that will wake you when severe weather threatens at night.
In cases of outages, Entergy Arkansas encourages people to:
Stay away from downed power lines. It’s impossible to tell from looking whether they are