Rita, Humberto, Ike. Familiar names to all of us in Southeast Texas, names recognized for the damage and destruction these hurricanes brought with them. Are we ready for what may come in 2014?

Entergy Texas says, “Yes!” and is ready to show you why at Operation: Storm Ready, a hurricane season event set to take place from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Wednesday, June 11, at the Compro Event Center, 4155 W. Cardinal Dr. in Beaumont.

Entergy Texas has partnered with a variety of emergency and social service agencies to provide interesting displays and activities related to storm response. Those attending will have the rare opportunity to see the kinds of equipment used during storm restoration. Additionally, the company will demonstrate its Arcs & Sparks safety equipment at the event, allowing those in attendance to get a good understanding of why Entergy places safety at the top of the list when dealing with electricity.

Sallie Rainer, president and chief executive officer, Entergy Texas, Inc., will open discussions with a welcome and Chris Hebert, TropicsWatch forecast manager for

ImpactWeather in Houston will give a presentation on this year’s hurricane season and what experts are predicting. “Bringing Southeast Texas back to normal after a storm is never a one-man show for any organization,” explained, Mic Cowart, senior customer service manager for Entergy Texas and master of ceremonies for Operation: Storm Ready. “We are very pleased to be able to bring in so many of our partners. This will give us the chance to talk to our friends and neighbors in Southeast Texas about what it means to prepare and be ready for a storm.”

Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to 420,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.