Entergy monitoring Tropical Storm Karen

Entergy New Orleans, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Karen as it moves toward landfall this weekend along the Gulf Coast.

Entergy's utility companies in Louisiana are preparing for the possibility of thunderstorms, heavy rains and high winds, which could lead to power outages in southern Louisiana. Entergy's line crews and contractors are on notice and prepared to safely restore service to customers as quickly as possible.

Entergy urges customers to monitor the storm and to prepare to implement their own storm plans if needed.

Storm-preparedness tips, updates and outage maps are available to customers through Entergy Storm Center at http://www.stormcenter.entergy.com

Customers also can access outage maps and other account, storm and safety information by downloading Entergy's free app at http://www.entergy.com/app/