THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Entergy Texas, Inc. crews have restored power to nearly 85 percent of the customers who lost electricity as a powerful line of thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes moved through southeast Texas.
As of 5:00 p.m., approximately 1,300 customers remained without power in the hardest hit areas of Madisonville and Madison County. Crews continue to assess damage in those hard-hit areas and will provide estimated times of restoration to impacted customers as soon as they become available. Due to extensive damage in Madisonville, outages for some customers will extend overnight.
“This was a powerful line of weather that impacted our Texas service territory,” said Eliecer Viamontes, Entergy Texas president and CEO. “Our crews went to work as soon as conditions were safe, and they have made excellent progress restoring the damage and getting the lights back on.”
As restoration efforts continue, we urge everyone to be safe, including customers and Entergy personnel and contractors. Stay away from work zones, downed power lines, and flooded areas. Do not walk in standing water and do not venture into areas of debris since you may not be able to see a power line that could still be energized and dangerous.
The greatest danger after this type of storm remains downed power lines and electrical equipment. If anyone sees a power line or electrical equipment on the ground or in the trees or bushes, do not go near it. Call and report it at 1-800-9OUTAGE (800-968-8243).
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