The company offers preparation and safety tips to help customers be storm ready
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana are ready for another hurricane season come June 1, and you should be ready, too.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities prepare for the worst of what Mother Nature might bring, because our customers live in areas prone to severe weather. We know that weather impacting our region is increasing in strength and occurring with greater frequency. Scientists predict this hurricane season will be just as active, with 14-21 named storms and 6-10 hurricanes. 
The companies preform storm preparations year-round – from inspections and vegetation management to training and industry collaboration. Since trees and other vegetation are a leading cause of power outages, we conduct “sky to ground” vegetation trimming, which removes tree limbs and vegetation that are near power lines. We use satellite imagery and computer modeling to help predict when trimming may be needed.
Enhancing the grid is also a well-planned, ongoing effort. We know investments in hardened infrastructure perform well. For example: During Hurricane Ida, a section of our transmission system with roughly 380 newly built structures was in the direct path of the storm, and only three of them were damaged – and not by wind, but by flying heavy-duty barge debris.
“The intensity and frequency of storms appear to be increasing, making it even more important to prepare well ahead of a tropical system threatening our area,” said John Hawkins, vice president of reliability for Entergy in Louisiana. “At Entergy, we’re

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