Hurricane Ida Restoration Update - 9/15/21 8 AM
Tropical Depression Nicholas continues its slow trek across Louisiana bringing heavy rainfall and winds. The potential for flash floods will linger across southern Louisiana into Thursday. Despite the challenges brought on by Nicholas’ rain and thunderstorms, crews continued restoration efforts where it was safe to do so. Power has been restored to nearly 95% or 854,000 of the 902,000 customers who lost power due to devastating Hurricane Ida. The majority of the 48,000 customers that remain without power are in the hardest hit areas of the Bayou Region, River Parishes and I-55 corridor extending to the Northshore. We are committed to repairing and rebuilding the electric system until every customer who can safely receive power has been restored. Customers should keep in mind that just because power is available does not mean their home can safely accept it.
Residents should check for damage to the electrical equipment attached to their home or business and contact an electrician to make any needed repairs. For information regarding electrical equipment on a home, please visit https://www.entergynewsroom.com/storm-center/weatherhead/. If damage has been repaired by a qualified electrician, customer should call 1-800-ENTERGY to generate a service reconnection work order.
Tangipahoa Parish - Estimated Date of Restoration: September 17
Number of outages as of 8 a.m.: 5,465 – 8% of customers remain without power
Area Notes: While the estimated date of restoration is September 17 for the vast majority or 90% of customers, we have already begun to power certain critical facilities and other social infrastructure within the parish. We expect to continue this focus while we expand to residential areas and restore power to the parish.
Critical customers and infrastructure restored include Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence, the Amite Lift Station, Tickfaw Fire Station, Southeastern University, the Wal-Mart Distribution Center and the Winn Dixie Distribution Center.
In Amite, crews have made repairs on the I-55 crossing and have energized the feeder down Hwy 1054 North and South. Town of Roseland has been restored. Three Kentwood Feeders energized as well as three feeders and Wienberger Rd in Ponchatoula for the customers that can receive power.
Crews continue to work in Loranger, Independence, Tickfaw, Amite, Ponchatoula, Robert and Hammond.