Entergy’s Louisiana Companies Monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas

NEW ORLEANS – Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans are continuing to monitor and plan for the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Nicholas as it travels towards the northwestern Gulf in the coming days.
Forecasters expect Nicholas will bring heavy rains, high winds, high tides and coastal flooding to portions of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana by midweek.
Entergy’s Louisiana crews and contractors are on alert and will be prepared to safely respond if necessary. The companies have crews working to repair and rebuild portions of the electric system in southeast Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Ida, and our commitment to that region does not impact our ability to support customers elsewhere.
Entergy encourages customers to monitor all local weather alerts and have their storm plans in place. It is important to remember that due to the additional safety measures the companies must take because of the COVID-19 pandemic or an inability to secure enough offsite resources, restoration times may be extended, especially if there are widespread outages. Also, it is important to note that while crews can perform some restoration activities on the ground during certain weather conditions, work in the air from bucket trucks cannot be performed in wind conditions of 30 mph or greater.
Along with standard storm preparations, Entergy continues to navigate through the pandemic by taking additional preparation steps and adhering to all CDC and state guidelines. Crews will continue to practice social distancing, even in the field, and we ask that customers do the same. For their

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