Entergy Texas Preparing for Potential Impacts of Tropical Systems

Entergy Texas provides electrical power to more KSHN listeners than any nearby power companies. So we will try to keep a steady flow of their news release on the air.  Entergy promises to monitor and plan for any potential impacts of the two tropical systems making their way in this direction. While the paths and intensity of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura could change, the company is preparing for multiple scenarios for severe thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rains, high tides and coastal flooding in portions of southeast Texas. Entergy Texas is mobilizing a storm team consisting of Entergy crews and contractors, to restore power quickly and safely to customers should outages occur. In addition, the company is preparing to move equipment that sits in low-lying areas to higher ground, should conditions warrant. High-water vehicles, marsh buggies, airboats and drones have also been secured should they be needed during any restoration efforts. While it may be too soon to determine the exact location, timing and magnitude of both storms, Entergy encourages customers to continue monitoring local weather alerts, have a personal plan in place and be storm ready. It is important to remember that due to the additional measures that must be taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic, restoration times could be extended, especially if there are widespread outages. Distribution experts for Entergy tells us Marco and Laura, combined with the pandemic, will create a potential triple threat to southeast Texas, This has been an unprecedented year for everyone, but they have the Entergy staff and contractors workers necessary to respond to what is another unique set of challenges. The Entergy leadership urge everyone to have plans in place and be storm ready.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their crews must continue to practice social distancing in the field, and Entergy asks that customers do the same. If there is a need to report a service problem, customers need to call 1-800-ENTERGY. Here’s how customers can stay updated throughout the event: Also Download the Entergy App at (spell it out). Customers can use this free app to report outages or check on the status of power at their home or business. Entergy’s website includes maps that show where outages are and give information about restoration progress. The Entergy website will have storm safety, preparation and restoration information that is updated throughout the day. Social media plays an important role in keeping customers informed, and the company places a high priority on updating its social media channels throughout an event. Customers can follow Entergy Texas on Facebook and Twitter.  Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to about 461,000 customers in 27 counties.

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