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  • Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

    October 14, 2014 10:30 AM

    ATLANTA - A severe storm system is roughing up much of the South for a second day. It knocked out power to tens of thousands and snarled morning commutes. The storm system claimed two lives yesterday after spinning off tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri. And it sent heavy thunderstorms across... more »
  • Storms bring outages, traffic woes

    August 25, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Afternoon storms caused power outages and traffic trouble across the Baton Rouge area Monday. Entergy reported more than 1,800 people lost power in northern Baton Rouge after lightning struck a transformer east of Plank Road and Airline Highway. Power was quickly restored to most customers. ... more »
  • Storms knock out power to thousands

    July 11, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Afternoon storms knocked out power to thousands of people around southern Louisiana Friday. Entergy reported more then 4,500 people in East Baton Rouge Parish alone lost power around 5 p.m. The biggest cluster of outages were reported along O'Neal Lane, with around 2,400 people in... more »
  • Entergy grilled over power outages Play Video

    July 9, 2014 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with Entergy were taken to task Wednesday over recent power outages across the capital city. "I'm particularly interested in what's going on in isolated areas," said Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, "and I think you know where we have a problem." Inside the PSC... more »
  • Several dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

    July 9, 2014 5:28 AM

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.- Officials in central New York say four people are dead, numerous homes are destroyed or damaged and more than 70,000 utility customers are without power after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the deaths occurred in the rural town of Smithfield, between... more »
  • Hurricane Arthur weakens to a Category 1 storm

    July 4, 2014 8:13 AM

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Arthur's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 90 mph with additional weakening expected. Meanwhile, a new... more »
  • More than 1,000 without power in WBR

    June 13, 2014 10:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Power outages popped up across the area during heavy storms that moved through south Louisiana Friday. Utility companies said they had just returned power to more than 1,000 people in Port Allen when lightning caused more than thousand more to lose power in Addis. Entergy... more »
  • Officials inspect storm damage in southern Miss.

    June 10, 2014 1:32 PM

    AMITE - Wilkinson and Amite County officials said they severe weather along the county line causing downed trees and power outages on Tuesday. Officials said there are no injuries reported at this time, but there are widespread power outages near the county line. The town of Liberty is... more »
  • Power outages across the area

    May 28, 2014 6:09 AM

    Storms overnight Tuesday have knocked out power for some residents in the area. Power has been restored to most residents who had lost it in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish. Here are the combined outage numbers for Entergy and Demco are still reporting roughly 1,700 outage in East Baton... more »
  • Hundreds lose power during afternoon storms

    April 14, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies reported hundreds of people lost power as strong weather moved through southern Louisiana Monday afternoon and evening. Entergy reported more than 8,800 people in the state lost power, including 1,100 customers in East Baton Rouge Parish, more than 1,100 in St. Helena Parish, and... more »
  • Thousands hit with midday power outage

    July 8, 2013 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A midday power outage shut off the lights and air conditioning for thousands of people in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to Entergy. The utility company reports more than 3,900 customers in the Old South Baton Rouge lost power after 1 p.m. They said the outage... more »
  • Power outage leaves 1,400 sweating in Gonzales

    June 14, 2013 5:38 PM

    GONZALES - A power outage left more than 1,400 people living around Gonzales without electricity during the hottest part of the day. Entergy reports on their website the outage is centered on Airline Highway and extends into neighborhoods on either side. The site said a technician had been... more »
  • Power restored after evening outage

    May 20, 2013 10:35 PM

    GONZALES- Most power has been restored to people after an evening of trouble in the area. More than 20,000 Entergy customers lost their utilities Monday night. People in the Southdowns, Old Jefferson and Shenandoah areas of Baton Rouge got power restored earlier in the evening. Eventually, others in Ascension... more »
  • Equipment failure causes thousands to lose power

    May 20, 2013 6:06 PM

    GONZALES- An equipment failure left thousands of people without power in East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes. Electricity services were cut about 5:20 p.m. Monday, according to the Entergy website , the company reporting the problems. Crews are making repairs and service is estimated to be reconnected by 10... more »
  • Schools lose power in storm

    May 10, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish had to make changes today after losing power in a storm early this morning. EBR Schools Spokesperson Suan Nelson said Riveroaks Elementary lost power after students arrived for classes this morning. Entergy said it would not be restored... more »
  • Streets flooded after strong storms move through

    April 24, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding on numerous streets in Baton Rouge caused traffic problems after strong storms moved through the capital area this morning. Click here to see a gallery of flood pics from around East Baton Rouge Parish. The Department of Transportation and Development briefly closed I-110 due... more »
  • Power restored in south Baton Rouge after outage

    March 18, 2013 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homes and businesses south of LSU's campus are no longer in the dark this morning, after a sudden power outage in the area. According to Entergy's website, the outage affected areas east and west of Highland Rd. from E. Chimes St. to E. Washington, as well... more »
  • Superdome officials to meet today

    February 27, 2013 8:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The panel that oversees the Superdome will hold its first regular meeting since the now infamous power outage that delayed the Super Bowl earlier this month. The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District board will meet this afternoon at the facility. Entergy Corp. has said it believes the... more »
  • Outside expert hired to probe Super Bowl outage

    February 15, 2013 2:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The company that supplies electricity to the Superdome and the stadium's management company have hired an outside expert to investigate the cause of the power failure during the Super Bowl earlier this month. Entergy spokesman Michael Burns said Friday that the utility and SMG have hired Utah-based... more »
  • Waiting for the end of the cruise

    February 14, 2013 7:34 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The more than 4,000 passengers and crew on the Carnival Triumph are hoping that this afternoon will be the end of their cruise. Their ship lost power in a weekend engine-room fire while in the Gulf of Mexico, and they're being towed to port in Mobile, Ala.... more »
  • Conditions on disabled cruise ship in dispute

    February 13, 2013 7:25 AM

    HOUSTON - A cruise line says it is making passengers stranded aboard a disable ship as comfortable as possible, contradicting accounts of some passengers. Carnival Cruise Lines President Gerry Cahill says his company is working to keep the thousands of passengers safe and comfortable as the vessel is guided to... more »
  • New Orleans council to probe Super Bowl power outage

    February 7, 2013 6:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials from the Superdome's management company and a utility company are preparing to discuss Sunday's Super Bowl power outage with New Orleans City Council members. The council is the regulatory agency for Entergy New Orleans. Member Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, the chairwoman of Its utility committee, set a hearing... more »
  • Experts to be brought in on Super Bowl blackout

    February 5, 2013 12:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Superdome and utility company officials said today they will bring in outside experts to look into the Super Bowl power outage. The 34-minute outage stopped play in the third quarter of the championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. A feeder power... more »
  • Wreck leaves hundreds of BR residents in the dark

    January 17, 2013 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler hit a utility pole and left hundreds in the dark this afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to police. The wreck happened in the 2900 block of Baton Rouge around 3:30 p.m. There were no injuries. Entergy reported more than 1,500 customers from the... more »
  • 2 power companies report 73K outages in 4 states

    December 25, 2012 10:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 73,000 people in three states were without power at mid afternoon Tuesday as a system of strong storms rolled through eastern Louisiana and into Mississippi. That was just counting reports from two utilities: Entergy Corp., which has customers in Arkansas, east Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi,... more »
  • Baker residents survey damage after tornado Play Video

    December 10, 2012 6:09 PM

    BAKER - No one was hurt when a tornado passed through Baker just before 7 a.m. today, but there was plenty of damage left to be cleaned up. The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado caused a four-mile long swath of damage. Kay and Ken Berthelot own... more »
  • Fewer than 10,000 without power

    September 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Entergy Corp. says fewer than 10,000 people in Louisiana still had power outages as of Thursday afternoon. Entergy customers made up more than 700,000 of the more than 900,000 who lost power after Isaac hit the state last week. The corporation said Thursday on its website that... more »
  • Rain, outages cause traffic changes for LSU game

    August 31, 2012 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced they had to close several parking lots because of rain and other issues from Hurricane Isaac. The grass lots G and O are both closed because they're waterlogged, while Lot L is closed because it's being used by a special needs shelter set up... more »
  • 500,000 without power as Isaac hits Louisiana

    August 29, 2012 8:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Utility companies say more than 500,000 have lost power as Hurricane Isaac moves through southeast Louisiana, bringing wind, rain and flooding. Most of the outages Wednesday are in areas around New Orleans as Isaac lashes the area with 80 mph winds. The Category 1 hurricane has pushed water... more »
  • Power outages, street flooding in La. storms

    July 20, 2012 5:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Storms moving through southeastern Louisiana knocked out power to tens of thousands and flooded streets. The National Weather Service says the New Orleans area got the most rain, with more on the way. Meteorologist Jim Salzwedel says New Orleans' Lakefront Airport got nearly 5.4 inches between midnight... more »
  • Hundreds left without power after severe weather

    February 18, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds are without power after severe weather rips through Southeast Louisiana. ENTERGY says the first reports of outages came in around 11am Saturday. During the peak of ENTERGY's blackouts, about 5,200 customers were out of power. According to ENTERGY Power for those still left in... more »
  • Power Outage Update

    September 5, 2011 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Those without power in the Baton Rouge area because of Tropical Storm Lee, should have their lights back on sometime today. As of 10 a.m. more than 200 "Entergy" customers remain without power in East Baton Rouge Parish; 22 in Livingston; 5 in West Baton Rouge. Power... more »
  • Power out to thousands in Greater Baton Rouge area

    April 4, 2011 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Severe weather knocked out power to more than 35,000 people as it blew down trees and power lines across the News 2 viewing area. At its peak, DEMCO reported more than 20,000 customers were without power across seven parishes, the most being around 10,000 in Livingston... more »
  • Power outage caused by unwitting "bandit"

    March 25, 2011 8:41 AM

    Baton Rouge - A power outage in downtown Baton Rouge Friday morning was caused by a likeable ne'er-do-well from the animal world...a raccoon. Entergy Region Manager Jeff Holeman says a raccoon got into a sub-station located downtown and got wedged between two electrical devices. The raccoon was electrocuted... more »
  • Power outage closes 5 E. Feliciana schools

    March 11, 2011 7:12 AM

    CLINTON- A power outage in East Feliciana and West Feliciana has closed the following schools: Clinton Elementary School East Feliciana Elementary School East Feliciana Enrichment Academy East Feliciana High School East Feliciana Middle School Slaughter Elementary school will remain open. more »
  • At least 10,000 Demco customers out of power

    January 22, 2011 8:52 PM

    UPDATE: Demco leaders say at least six thousand people still remain without power this evening. They are trying to restore power as quickly as possible. Everyone should have power back on tonight. WBRZ VIEWING AREA- At least ten thousand Demco customers are without power tonight in East Baton... more »
  • 5,000 Entergy customers without power

    January 13, 2011 11:32 AM

    Around 5,000 Entergy customers are without power in the Jefferson Hwy area between 1-10 and 1-12 (see map above). Entergy says power went out around 10:30, should be restored by 12:30pm-1pm. No word on what caused the outage. more »
  • Power back on in Watson after copper theft

    December 23, 2010 3:50 PM

    WATSON - Representatives from DEMCO say the power is now back on for thousands of people in Watson after a copper thief left them in the dark. Spokesperson David Latona told News 2 today someone broke into their substation in Watson and stole copper grounding wire, causing $1 million... more »
  • Customers get a break on their water bill

    November 24, 2010 5:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- If you're a New Orleans Sewerage and Water customer who had to boil water before using it, you're getting a break on your bill. A broken tube led to a power outage at the main water plant Friday. The drop in pressure caused city officials to tell... more »
  • Crash causes power outage along Gus Young Avenue

    January 14, 2010 10:09 PM

    Power is out after a truck crashed into a power pole on North 39th Street near Gus Young Avenue. The crash caused power lines to lay across the street. News 2 saw Entergy workers surveying the damage. Baton Rouge Police say the driver crashed due to a medical problem.... more »
  • Raccoon sparks power outage

    November 13, 2009 11:26 AM

    A raccoon caused a power outage in downtown Baton Rouge that left many people without heat overnight. An Entergy spokesman says the raccoon got into the substation on River Road, which caused about 1,000 customers to lose power around 3:30 a.m. Friday. It was restored around 5 a.m. Another outage... more »
  • Car crash causes fire and power outage

    November 6, 2009 7:56 AM

    UPDATE: The crash has been cleared. Power is still out in the area. According to officials, a car flipped on its side after hitting a utility pole on Terrace Avenue near Thomas H. Delpit. Baton Rouge firefighters arrived on the scene around 2:30 a.m. A gas line caught fire.... more »
  • Car crash causes fire and power outage

    November 6, 2009 4:59 AM

    Baton Rouge firefighters are on the scene of a car crash on Terrace Avenue near Thomas H. Delpit. It happened around 2:30 a.m. According to officials, the car hit a utility pole causing the car to flip catching on fire. At this time the power is out in the area.... more »
  • Intersection closed due to fallen tree limb

    October 9, 2009 5:56 AM

    The intersection of 6100 Jefferson Highway and 6000 College Drive is closed until further notice because of a large tree limb. The limb fell across Jefferson Highway damaging power lines and traffic lights. Crews from DOTD and Entergy are currently on scene working to restore all utilities as soon as... more »
  • Power outage in Shenandoah subdivision

    September 14, 2009 8:16 PM

    A large portion of the Shenandoah subdivision has lost power due to a blown transformer. David Latona with DEMCO said that Shenandoah and some homes in the White Oak Landing subdivision are without power. DEMCO trucks are on sight and should have power back on within the hour. ... more »

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