Almost half of Lafourche Parish now has power.
Entergy updated its customers on Tuesday morning, saying that 48% of the parish's customers have power – up from 40% yesterday.
Lafourche has 22,915 customers without power, a number that they continue to slash with around the clock work.
For the state, there are 86,056 total customers without power – a number that used to be 500,000+ customers at the peak of the storm.
Entergy says that its primary focus was to restore critical facilities and other social infrastructure in the parish.
That focus will continue and will now also expand to residential areas.
Entergy says that the southern areas of the Parish will need to almost completely rebuild their electric network.
Those areas – Golden Meadow and areas south of Golden Meadow – may get power back after the company's September 29 goal date, but other areas of the parish should continue to see power return before the target date.
Entergy says it is evaluating alternate solutions to be able to safely provide power as quickly as possible to southern portions of the parish. Entergy said the majority of La. Highway 1 has been cleared to open heavy haul route to allow for equipment to be transported to Port Fourchon for restoration.
Entergy says it has restored critical customers in the central and northern portions of the parish, adding that the majority of customers in the Raceland and Mathews area that can take power have been restored. Entergy has energized 8 feeders in the Lockport and Raceland areas and in the next several days, more customers in that area will be restored, as well.
Crews are continuing work in Valentine, Lockport, Larose, Cut Off, Galliano and Golden Meadow areas.