Electricity is now restored for 70% of Entergy customers in Louisiana
In an update Wednesday morning, Entergy announced that 646,000 customers have been fully recovered.
This represents 70 percent of the total 948,000 customers who were without power after Hurricane Ida.
Breakdown information from 6.30 a.m. on Wednesday September 8:
Entergy says its plan has focused on restoring service to critical customers first and then making repairs that will restore power to as many customers as possible in the shortest possible time.
Efforts have shifted to smaller, more damaged areas of the state, they said.
In New Orleans, power has been restored to 170,000 customers, including all hospitals and a number of grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, hotels and restaurants. 35,000 blackouts remain in the New Orleans area.
430,000 customers have been restored to the state with 267,000 outages remaining.
Of the 226 affected transmission stations, 201 were returned to service at 4 p.m. on September 7, along with 165 of the 211 affected transmission lines. About 515 miles of transmission lines remain out of service, according to the company.
Damage to the distribution system in Louisiana and Mississippi included 30,679 damaged or destroyed poles, 36,469 spans of wire, and 5,959 transformers.
Restoration timelines extend no later than September 29 for the hardest-hit communities in the state. Entergy says these estimates are subject to change and they work to accelerate food restoration.
To learn more about the Wednesday morning update and view the remaining Entergy outages, Click here.
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