Entergy Louisiana, LLC, has restored power to all customers who can safely receive it after Hurricane Zeta significantly damaged the electric system in south Louisiana, including in hard-to-access coastal areas.
Zeta marked the seventh time this year the company prepared for impacts from a tropical weather system and the third major restoration effort in Louisiana to follow a devastating hurricane.
A storm team, which peaked at approximately 6600, worked safely to restore power to Entergy's Louisiana customers. Zeta made landfall on Oct. 28, near Cocodrie as a strong Category 2 hurricane, 1-mph shy of a Category 3. At the peak, the storm knocked out power to more than 480,000 Entergy customers in the state. In four days of restoration, crews brought power back to nearly 90% of customers in Louisiana affected by Zeta.
"I want to once again thank our customers for their patience as we worked to get the lights back on as well as their support for the thousands of men and women who came to bring normalcy back to our communities, some traveling to Louisiana for the third time this year," said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. "While it has been a challenging hurricane season, Entergy remains committed to doing what it always has — safely delivering power to and supporting the communities we serve."
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