Entergy continues to restore electricity to as many customers as possible in Lafourche Parish – well in advance of the company’s September 29 goal date for power restoration.
As of 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, there are 35,480 customers without power in Louisiana. That is down from nearly 900,000 customers who were out upon Ida’s landfall on August 29. Work has been near round-the-clock since then with Entergy teaming with power companies around the country to restore our area with service as best as possible.
In Lafourche, there are 15,266 customers out, which is down from nearly 50,000 customers out in the aftermath of Ida.
A great deal of northern and central Lafourche have now been restored and work has been steady to restoring areas in south Lafourche with a lot of the southern area beginning to see power restored.
In the next 48-72 hours, work will be heavily concentrated to restoration in areas of central and southern Lafourche that have not yet been restored with the outage numbers expected to continue to shrink in the coming days. Work is also ongoing to begin piecing back together the nearly total-loss electrical infrastructure in extreme southern Lafourche. The company says that some places in southern Golden Meadow, Leeville and toward Fourchon may not see power restored by the Sept. 29 goal date because of the extent of the damages.