Entergy Restores 107,000 Customers in Mississippi, Louisiana, New Orleans Service Areas

Company overnight achieved first lights to New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) continues to make substantial restoration progress following Hurricane Ida’s destructive path through Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. After three days of restoration work following Hurricane Ida’s landfall, Entergy has restored more than 107,000 customers and powered its New Orleans Power Station to achieve first lights overnight to the Greater New Orleans area.
Hurricane Ida’s Category 4 winds, 15-foot storm surge and flooding makes it one of the most devastating storms to hit the Entergy region. The estimated 950,000 customers affected is second only to Hurricane Katrina’s 1.1 million who were left without power. Restoration efforts are ongoing, and crews are working to fully assess damage and develop plans to restore affected areas.
“Hurricane Ida has devastated so many of the communities we call home,” said Rod West, group president, utility operations. “The next days and weeks will be difficult for our region, but Entergy and our employees are here to lead the recovery. We will not stop until the last light is on.”
“First Lights” in Greater New Orleans
Early Wednesday morning, Entergy crews turned power on for some customers in Eastern New Orleans with generation supplied by the New Orleans Power Station. This is the first step in bringing power back to the metro region – including Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes, as well as parts of St. Charles and Terrebonne parishes – after Hurricane Ida left devastating destruction.
While initial service can be provided to some customers,

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