Number of Entergy customers still without power following tornado

Information below from Entergy on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021:

Crews continue restoration work following yesterday’s severe weather, but high winds across southeast Texas are causing additional outages, and slowing the restoration efforts. Today, crews are battling high winds with sustained winds between 25-30 mph and gusts over 50 mph in some parts of southeast Texas.

This morning, around 4,000 customers remained without power, down from 32,000 at the height of the storm on Wednesday. However, due to high winds, around 18,800 customers are without power as of 4:45 p.m., down from a peak of around 26,000 earlier today. Crews continue to work as quickly as safely possible to restore all customers. Entergy Texas has brought in additional crews to help in the restoration efforts across southeast Texas.

Despite additional outages today, crews continue to prioritize customers who are still without power following Wednesday’s storms. However, damage from extensive winds and tornados during yesterday’s storm and today’s high winds are slowing the restoration process. Customers can stay informed about outages and view updated estimated restoration times by visiting our View Outages map, signing up for text alerts or downloading Entergy’s app.

It’s important to remember to stay away from downed power lines and areas of debris. Energized power lines may not be visible among the rubble. Report downed lines immediately to Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749).

Written by KFDM/Fox 4

Categories: Weather

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