Entergy announces preparations for impacts of storms

Entergy will have crews ready to service areas affected by power outages. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Entergy will have crews ready to service areas affected by power outages. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Entergy will have crews ready to service areas affected by power outages. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Power company Entergy announced it has multiple plans in place in order to be prepared for the impacts of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura when they make landfall.

According to an Aug. 23 press release from the company, Entergy is mobilizing a storm team consisting of contractors and Entergy crews with the purpose of restoring power if outages occur across north Houston. The company is also preparing to move equipment in low-lying areas to higher ground should conditions warrant.


"These storms Marco and Laura, combined with the pandemic, create a potential triple threat to southeast Texas,” said Allen East, vice president of distribution for Entergy Texas, in the press release “This has been an unprecedented year for everyone, but I'm confident we have the resources and workers necessary to successfully respond to what is another unique set of challenges. We urge everyone to have plans in place and be storm ready. We will get through this together."

Entergy encourages customers to monitor the outage map for the latest updates. Customers can also follow the company's storm-ready guide to stay prepared for the potential storms.

Entergy Texas services 461,000 customers across 27 counties north of Houston.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.