NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropical Storm Lee continues to move across south Louisiana Saturday. As of 11 a.m., 30,725 Entergy customers in Louisiana had lost power as strong winds, heavy rain and higher tides continue affecting the region.
Entergy crews and contractors are working in the field, but the continuing severe weather is hampering power restoration efforts. Crews are unable to work in bucket trucks when winds reach a sustained speed above 35 miles per hour.
The company reminds customers to stay away from downed power lines and to call 1-800-9OUTAGE toll-free to report electric or gas outages. Customers can also visit the Entergy Storm Center website at entergystormcenter.com for the latest updates and outage information.
Entergy urges customers to monitor the storm and to prepare to implement their own storm plans if needed.
Additionally, the company has prepared for customers a severe weather guide that contains a wealth of information related to preparing for a storm. Operation: Storm Ready can be accessed at entergystormcenter.com.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is an electric and gas utility serving Orleans Parish and is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. The company provides electricity to more than 160,000 customers and natural gas to more than 100,000 customers in Orleans Parish.
Entergy's Louisiana utility companies serve more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are part of Entergy Corporation's electric system serving 2.7 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.
SOURCE Entergy Corporation