Entergy’s Storm Team Makes Significant Progress Following Ida

90% of customers in the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas can take power
NEW ORLEANS – After 10 days of restoration work following Hurricane Ida’s path of destruction, Entergy New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana employees have restored power to 90% of customers in the greater New Orleans and Greater Baton Rouge areas. These areas include Ascension, Iberville, East and West Bank of Jefferson and Orleans parishes.
As of today, Orleans Parish is 98% restored, with approximately 4000 customers without power. The Baton Rouge area was substantially restored on Sept. 6. Currently, 682,000 of the 902,000 customers who lost power due to Hurricane Ida are back on.
In some of the hardest-hit areas in the path of Hurricane Ida our teams are encountering extensive damage that will require rebuilding the system, as opposed to just a restoration. In the Venetian Isle, Irish Bayou and Lake Catherine areas, restoration work continues and customers who can accept power will receive it by Sept. 12, a vast improvement on our initial restoration date.
As crews complete restoration in some areas, workers will join existing crews in the hardest-hit areas within Ida’s destructive path to bring power back quickly and safely to customers who are able to accept it.
The damage from Ida’s historic intensity caused severe damage across southeast Louisiana. This includes 30,679 poles, 36,469 spans of wire and 5,959 transformers. In total, the number of damaged or destroyed poles from Ida is more than hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Delta and Zeta combined.
“We’ve made great strides in restoring

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