Entergy Texas Responding to Imelda Outages

(STL.News) – Significant rainfall and flash flooding continue to affect Entergy’s service territory. Jefferson, Orange, Galveston, Liberty, Chambers and Montgomery counties have been the most affected, with some areas receiving more than 20 inches of rain in the past day along with thunderstorms.
As of 9 a.m. approximately 37,000 customers are without power.  Flooding and continued rainfall throughout today are presenting a significant challenge to begin restoring customers.
“We are amassing a workforce of more than 200 additional workers to respond to Imelda’s impact and are restoring power where it is possible to do so,” said Allen East, vice president of distribution for Entergy Texas, Inc.  “However, the severe weather is preventing us from working to safely repair the damage in some areas.  Additionally, flooding and road closures are hampering our ability to even move crews to inspect the equipment.”