UPDATED: Entergy reporting more than 334,000 outages across the FOX 8 viewing area

UPDATED: Entergy reporting more than 334,000 outages across the FOX 8 viewing area
Thursday, October 29, 2020 (Source: WVUE)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - There are many power outages being reported across the FOX 8 viewing area following Hurricane Zeta.

ENTERGY

Entergy Louisiana is reporting more than 334,000 customers without power due to Hurricane Zeta.

Jefferson Parish has the largest outage with more than 152,000 residents losing power in that area.

  • Jefferson Parish - 152,521
  • Lafourche - 8,851
  • Orleans - 105,047
  • Plaquemines - 8,166
  • St. Bernard - 19,876
  • St. Charles - 9,762
  • St. James - 29
  • St. John the Baptist - 218
  • St. Tammany - 4
  • Tangipahoa - 6
  • Terrebonne - 13,211

There is no estimate of when power will be restored as the storm continues to move through the area.

To view Entergy’s outage map, click here.

Our crews are encountering damage as a result of Hurricane Zeta. There is no way to know if a downed line or any other...

Posted by Entergy Louisiana on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

CLECO

As of 6 a.m. Thursday, Cleco had restored power to over 3,000 customers.

“Overnight our crews worked emergency calls and teams worked behind the scenes to begin power restoration by closing circuit breakers and rerouting power. Our overnight work helped us safely restore power to over 3,000 customers,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. “This morning our crews are already out working to assess the storm’s impact on our system by air using helicopters and drones, and patrolling by land in our trucks.” Zeta came ashore as a strong Category 2 Hurricane.

It’s the fifth named storm to make landfall in Louisiana, setting a new record for the most named storms in the state during a single hurricane season, and it’s the third hurricane to impact Cleco’s electrical system in less than two months, joining Hurricanes Laura and Delta. In addition to Cleco personnel, the company has over 500 contractors to assist with storm restoration.

To view Cleco’s outage map, click here.

WST

At the peak of the storm, WSTE reported 24 percent of its system was out of power. Approximately 12,313 meters in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes were affected. Most of these outages are located in the St. Tammany area affecting 10,799 customer-members which is 34.76 percent of that parish.

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