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  • Scattered power outages after overnight lightning show

    August 7, 2016 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - About one-thousand customers were without electricity Sunday morning after overnight storms rolled through the city. Outages were scattered and clusters impacted as many as 50 to 100 people in some isolated areas. Entergy said it was hoping to restore most people by lunch Sunday afternoon. ... more »
  • Power cut to Plaquemine overnight Thursday for repairs Play Video

    August 3, 2016 1:15 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The entire city will be without power overnight Thursday. Power will be cut to repair a switch on a substation that feeds all of Plaquemine. The outage is due to repairs being made by Entergy, the city said in a news release, trying to avoid blame for... more »
  • Power restored for 1,700 residents

    July 29, 2016 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Airline Highway at Greenwell Street left 1,700 people without power Friday morning. A vehicle hit a power line at around 5 a.m. Baton Rouge Police Department said the injuries from this accident are non life-threating. According to Entergy, power was restored to... more »
  • Fire department responds to utility fire; power restored after outage

    May 2, 2016 2:15 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A fire at a electricity substation knocked out power to some customers Monday morning. The fire sparked when a transformer blew at the Onstead Street substation, the city posted on its Facebook page. The fire department extinguished the fire and utility crews were assessing the damage... more »
  • EF-1 Tornado confirmed in St. Helena Parish Play Video

    March 31, 2016 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The National Weather Service determined that an EF-1 Tornado touched down near Greensburg in St. Helena Parish. NWS estimates winds up to 95 miles per hour knocked down around a dozen trees Thursday morning on Lathan Bridges Road. NWS also believes the same storm system also... more »
  • Gusting winds knock out power to thousands across the area

    February 8, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few thousand people lost power Monday due to high winds. Outages were across the city, but clustered in many spots around Old South Baton Rouge, Merrydale, Broadmoor, and east of Santa Maria along Airline Highway. There were also small clusters of outages in Livingston and... more »
  • Thousands lose power after crash Wednesday night

    December 16, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Thousands of people lost power Wednesday night when a car crashed destroyed transformers south of LSU. The wreck happened at the intersection of Nicholson and Lee between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Power lines were knocked over, covering the street and transformers fell and disconnected power from... more »
  • Power outage to end charter school classes early

    November 5, 2015 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators at a Baton Rouge charter school said a power outage forced them to end classes early and call parents to pick up their children Thursday. Director Diana Haynes of JK Haynes Elementary said the outage was expected to last through the rest of the school... more »
  • Nearly 4,000 homes in the dark after storms

    October 25, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday morning nearly 4,000 homes people were in the dark around southern Louisiana due to bad storms. Entergy said more than 1,800 homes lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday morning, with most of those outages along Perkins Road between Bluebonnet... more »
  • Regulators want to know about storm power outage, meeting set for Wednesday

    May 12, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday, the Public Service Commission will discuss with power suppliers issues associated with the April 27th storm that knocked out power to thousands of people across the region. In the city of Baton Rouge, some Entergy customers did not get power restored until four days after... more »
  • Numerous schools closed Tuesday, due to damages

    April 27, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sixteen East Baton Rouge School System public schools will be closed Tuesday, the system announced late Monday. The severe weather throughout the area has caused mass power outages, most of which are still being attended to. Here are the schools that are closed: Assumption Parish •... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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