Monday, September 8, 2008

Entergy update 9/8/08

Entergy now estimates there are about 500 customers in St. Charles Parish left without power today. That is down from a high of 30,000 customers without power at the beginning of this event on Monday, spokesman Doug Rhodes said this morning.

97 percent of customers in St. Charles now have electricity.

Most of the outages are concentrated in the Des Allemands area, and crews are working to get this last area complete. The area has been a challenge because it is rural and full of downed trees and power lines. Willowdale and Willowridge customers should be powered up.

Rhodes is urging those who are still without power to call Entergy at 1-800-9-OUTAGE to report their address. They can also visit the Entergy office at 413 Paul Maillard Road in Luling from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Crews will be riding to these locations, especially if a given house is surrounded by power. That could indicate a problem with the individual feed to the building.


Angi said...

Can anyone help me find out if there are programs to help cut down trees that are over 10 feet and pose a threat? I heard after Katrina FEMA did that, but I cannot find any info. I would like them cut ASAP. Please let me know if you have info that can help. You can email me at MLSSBUGS@AOL.COM

shannon said...

Does this mean the lift stations have power? I need to wash clothes before we drown in them.

Anthony said...

I'd like to see a wastewater update myself. I haven't seen an update since Thursday.

Trista said...

okay... Entergy!!.. Hurricane gustav came and wiped out all the money.. so now what am i to do? my fiance' has been out of work for 13 days and just went back today.. are they going to give us a break or what.. ive never lived on my own before so im new at all this bill paying hurricane came and now the funds have run dry.....