Entergy Texas Prepared for Tropical Storm Imelda
Customers should prepare for possible flooding, power outages
BEAUMONT, Texas – Entergy Texas is monitoring Tropical Storm Imelda, which has maximum sustained winds of about 35 to 40 miles per hour.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for parts of the Gulf Coast, with some areas in Southeast Texas forecast to sustain heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Some areas could receive more than a foot of rainfall.
“As the company continues to prepare, so should our customers, said Allen East, vice president of distribution operations for Entergy Texas, Inc. “Visit the Entergy Storm Center website for tips and information that can help in planning and making necessary decisions.”
Entergy keeps customers informed about restoring power in several ways:
- A free app is available for iPhone or Android at entergyapp.com. Customers can use the app to report outages or check on the status of power at their homes or businesses.
- Entergy’s outage map shows where outages are located and gives information about restoration progress.
- Customers can send and receive text messages about storm and restoration efforts. Signing up is easy: simply text REG to 368374.
- The Entergy Storm Center has storm safety, preparation, restoration and other information that is regularly updated.
Customers are encouraged to follow us on social media on Twitter @EntergyTX and at facebook.com/EntergyTX. We place a high priority on keeping our social media sites updated throughout any major events.
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in 27 counties. Entergy Corporation 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 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and nearly 13,700 employees.