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Entergy reporting more than 231,000 outages as Hurricane Beryl makes Texas landfall


Entergy reporting more than 231,000 outages as Hurricane Beryl makes Texas landfall

With Hurricane Beryl’s landfall on the Texas coast, some areas have experienced power outages.

SEE ALSO: Hurricane Beryl makes landfall at Matagorda, rains and winds continue towards Houston

Entergy Texas has reported the following power outages by county as of 12:27 p.m. on July 8:

  • Brazos: 0

  • Burleson: 2

  • Chambers: 5,407

  • Falls: 0

  • Galveston: 6,259

  • Grimes: 3,523

  • Hardin: 3,266

  • Harris: 2,365

  • Houston: 0

  • Jasper: 0

  • Jefferson: 19,495

  • Leon: 0

  • Liberty: 17,603

  • Limestone: 0

  • Madison: 1,161

  • Milam: 0

  • Montgomery: 146,040

  • Newton: 5

  • Orange: 5,640

  • Other: 238

  • Polk: 33

  • Robertson: 2

  • San Jacinto: 4,343

  • Trinity: 2,396

  • Tyler: 3,319

  • Walker: 10,237

  • Waller: 433

  • Washington: 2

SEE ALSO: CenterPoint reporting more than 193,000 customers without power as Hurricane Beryl makes landfall

Entergy Texas is actively monitoring and preparing for Hurricane Beryl’s potential impacts. 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.

SEE ALSO: Tracking Beryl: Stay ahead of the storm’s impact in the Houston area with these tools from KPRC 2

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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