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Entergy crews working to restore power where it is safe to do so, says Entergy

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 14, 2019
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America   As of 6:30 p.m. Saturday, approximately 63,500 customers were without power

Barry, which briefly became a Category 1 hurricane Saturday before being downgraded to a tropical storm, continues to crawl across Louisiana, delivering heavy rains, high winds, coastal flooding and power outages.

As of 6:30 p.m. Saturday, approximately 63,500 customers were without power across the state, said Entergy.

Essential services such as hospitals, nursing homes, fire and police departments, and water systems are at the head of the restoration list, along with our equipment that supplies electricity to large numbers of customers.

A storm team of approximately 3,400 is continuing damage assessments and restoration where it is safe to do so but are facing challenges due to flooding, impassable roadways and high winds preventing the use of bucket trucks in some of the hardest hit locations.

For their safety, crews cannot operate bucket trucks when winds are 30 mph or higher.

Restoration involves not only workers from our area but also crews from other parts of the four states Entergy servse, other utility companies and contractors.


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