Most Louisiana Communities Served by Entergy Restored Following Hurricane Ida

BATON ROUGE, La. – After Hurricane Ida’s high Category 4 winds impacted southeast Louisiana and commanding the largest restoration workforce in company history, Entergy Louisiana, LLC has made power available to nearly all customers who can safely receive it outside some water routes and the hardest hit areas of Port Fourchon and Grand Isle.
Customers with damage to their homes’ electric equipment must make repairs before power can be restored. In addition, an electrician may be required on site at some commercial locations before Entergy can restore power.
“Restoring power following Hurricane Ida has been a monumental task, and we have the thousands of men and women who came from across the country to assist our teams locally to thank for bringing hope and a sense of normalcy to communities many of us call home,” said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. “We know there’s still work to be done, but I want to assure customers that Entergy will be there for them, even long after the lights come back on. Together, we will rebuild, recover and come back stronger than before.”
A storm team of thousands from 41 states – more than 26,000 strong at its peak – has worked tirelessly to restore power quickly and safely to Entergy’s Louisiana customers. Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on Sunday, Aug. 29, causing widespread and devastating damage to the company’s electric infrastructure. The storm damaged more distribution utility poles than hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Delta and Zeta combined – more than any


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