Entergy Texas expects to restore power to 50% of customers by Wednesday; hardest hit areas could take up to a week

Latest updates on Entergy power outages (Entergy)

HOUSTON – Following Hurricane Beryl’s aftermath across Southeast Texas, approximately 189,000 Entergy Texas customers are without power as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Entergy Texas expects 50% of impacted customers to be restored by the end of the day Wednesday. It could take up to a week to restore power to customers in the hardest-hit areas. The company will provide more specific information regarding estimated restoration times on Tuesday evening.

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A restoration workforce of more than 1,300 is in the field helping to restore service, and the company continues to secure additional resources and people to expedite the restoration process. Crews and contractors are prepared to work long hours and throughout the night to fully restore power as quickly as possible, according to the company.

Entergy Texas has reported the following power outages by county as of 3:56 p.m. on July 9:

  • Brazos: 0
  • Burleson: 1
  • Chambers: 2,330
  • Falls: 0
  • Galveston: 6,229
  • Grimes: 1,870
  • Hardin: 1,756
  • Harris: 2,318
  • Houston: 2
  • Jasper: 0
  • Jefferson: 5,839
  • Leon: 610
  • Liberty: 15,892
  • Limestone: 0
  • Madison: 2,100
  • Milam: 0
  • Montgomery: 144,874
  • Newton: 0
  • Orange: 2,761
  • Other: 198
  • Polk: 738
  • Robertson: 3
  • San Jacinto: 4,342
  • Trinity: 4,217
  • Tyler: 1,834
  • Walker: 7,899
  • Waller: 371
  • Washington: 23

The chart below provides estimated restoration dates for the Entergy Texas service area past Wednesday, which are also available on Entergy’s View Outage map.

AreaEstimated Restoration Date
Beaumont Network (includes Bevil Oaks, China, Nome, and surrounding areas)7/11/2024
Navasota Network(includes Grimes County, Robertson County, Burleson County, Limestone County, and surrounding areas)7/11/2024
Orange Network (includes Bridge City, Pine Forest, Pinehurst, Rose City, Vidor, and surrounding areas)7/11/2024
Port Arthur Network (includes Groves, Nederland, Port Neches, Taylor Landing and surrounding areas)7/11/2024
Winnie Network (includes Anahuac, and surrounding areas)7/11/2024
Dayton Network (includes Ames, Daisetta, Devers, Hardin, and surrounding areas)7/12/2024
Huntsville Network (includes Corrigan, Groveton, Madisonville, New Waverly, Normangee, North Zulch, Trinity, and surrounding areas)7/12/2024
Silsbee Network (includes Kountze, Lumberton, Woodville, Hardin County, Tyler County, and surrounding areas)7/12/2024
Bolivar Peninsula (includes Gilchrist, Port Bolivar and Crystal Beach)7/12/2024
Cleveland Network (includes Patton Village, Plum Grove, Splendora, and surrounding areas)7/14/2024
Conroe Network (includes Montgomery, Panorama Village, Willis, and surrounding areas)7/14/2024
New Caney Network (includes Huffman, Porter, Roman Forest, Woodbranch, and surrounding areas)7/14/2024

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Customers can view power outages on Entergy’s online tracker, where green lines indicate energized segments and red lines indicate de-energized segments.

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Entergy restoration process:

When crews build their restoration plans, they start at the source. Entergy Texas generation plants are critical to providing power to our customers. Next, crews ensure that our high voltage transmission lines are able to safely deliver power to our substations. Power is then fed onto our low voltage lines that deliver power to homes and businesses. Once power is flowing back into an area, restorations occur in this order:

  • Emergency services, life support facilities and communications networks (police, hospital, fire stations, media, industry) are restored.
  • Lines serving large blocks of customers are restored next.
  • ·Lines serving neighborhoods follow because larger numbers of customers are without power.
  • Individual services are then restored because fewer customers are without power, and, in the case of scattered outages, it often takes more time and effort to get power back on.

Safety tips during power outages from Entergy:

  • Stay away from downed power lines and assume they are energized.
  • Report outages via the myEntergy site or by calling 1-800-9OUTAGE.
  • Use portable generators safely and avoid running them in enclosed spaces.
  • Minimize opening refrigerator or freezer doors to keep food cold longer.
  • Stay clear of line workers as they restore power.
  • Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

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Stay informed:

  • Download the Entergy app.
  • Sign up for text alerts by texting REG to 36778.
  • Visit the Entergy Storm Center website and the View Outage page.
  • Follow Entergy on Twitter and Facebook.

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