Entergy’s Louisiana Utilities Finalizing Storm Preparations Ahead of Intensifying Hurricane Ida

Entergy New Orleans, LLC and Entergy Louisiana, LLC are finalizing storm preparations ahead of an intensifying Hurricane Ida, which is now forecast to make landfall along the central-Louisiana coast tomorrow as a destructive and extremely dangerous major hurricane, bringing with it the danger of life-threatening storm surge and catastrophic wind damage.
While the system’s path and intensity could change, forecasters expect it to bring severe thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rains, high tides and coastal flooding to portions of Louisiana.
Customers should finalize their storm preparations and follow the guidance of local and state officials. Based on historical restoration times, customers in the direct path of a storm as intense as Hurricane Ida could experience outages for more than three weeks. While 90% of customers will be restored sooner, customers in the hardest-hit areas should plan for the possibility of experiencing extended power outages.
In addition to the company’s local workforce, Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans have requested mutual assistance. Workers from across the country will continue pouring into Louisiana to assist in restoring power following Ida. With the additional requested resources, the companies’ anticipate mobilizing a storm team of approximately 16,000, a number that could fluctuate based on the storm’s path and intensity.
Entergy has moved equipment and crews from the path of the storm to quickly begin restoration work when safe to do so after the storm passes. Additionally, crews have added flood protections for equipment in other areas that could see high water. High-water vehicles, rear-alley machines, marsh buggies, drones and

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