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  • Less than 200 residents without power due to severe weather

    October 31, 2015 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy is working to restore power for those in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes due to the severe weather passing over southeastern Louisiana. Entergy said they have crews out assisting in restoring power. According to Entergy, more than 800 residents in the entire state... more »
  • Some SNAP clients may receive food replacement following power outages

    May 4, 2015 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to last Monday's severe storms and the widespread power outages that followed in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas, some households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits may be eligible for replacement of lost food. To be eligible for replacement of a portion of... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Assumption Parish Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    ASSUMPTION- Severe weather across the Baton Rouge area left many houses in Assumption Parish without power. Due to the extensive power outages, Red Cross opened a shelter at the Belle Rose Middle School last night. Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Assumption Parish, with the biggest... more »
  • Thousands without power due to severe weather

    October 13, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High winds have already begun to wreak havoc on the power infrastructure of Baton Rouge as severe weather moves into the area. Customers without power as reported by Entergy by parish as of 5:30 p.m. are as follows: *East Baton Rouge - 2,209 *West Baton... more »
  • Jindal declares emergency because of weather

    October 13, 2014 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as severe weather moves across Louisiana ahead of a cold front, downing trees and power lines and leaving thousands without electricity. Jindal issued the proclamation Monday. It extends through Nov. 11 unless terminated sooner. The National Weather Service... more »
  • Storm damage closed Old Hammond Wednesday

    June 25, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning and heavy downpours moved into the area late Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic headaches and widespread power outages. Old Hammond Highway, between Sherwood and Flannery, was closed early in the evening rush and remained closed late into the night because lanes were blocked by a downed... more »
  • Power out, roads closed after morning storms

    June 10, 2014 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies reported nearly 3,000 people were without power in southern Louisiana during Tuesday's storms. According to Entergy, more than 2,000 homes are in the dark in East Baton Rouge Parish alone. Most of those outages are southeast of Baker. Entergy said lightning and downed trees... more »
  • Storm leaves behind death, power outages across South

    February 13, 2014 6:57 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - Small armies of utility workers labored to turn the lights - and the heat - back on for hundreds of thousands of Southerners as a winter storm that left them without power threatened major cities farther up the East Coast. The Deep South remained a world of... more »
  • Power concerns mount as freezing temps arrive Play Video

    January 23, 2014 9:27 PM

    HOLDEN - People living in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes are worried more freezing temperatures could cause power outages as it did earlier in the month. "It was very cold," Ralph LeSaicherre said. "I hope it doesn't go out again." Power at his Ponchatoula home, along with 8500 others,... more »
  • Residents clean up after storms cause damage in Baton Rouge

    July 14, 2013 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Residents in the Capital City spent the afternoon cleaning up after strong storms with straight line winds knocked down trees, power lines, and caused headaches for homeowners. The storms swept through the area around 2:30 this afternoon, causing problems off Sherwood Forest. At one complex, garage doors... more »
  • PSC looks into Entergy's response to Isaac

    October 24, 2012 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy officials told Louisiana's utility regulators they are working to improve communication with the company's customers, after complaints about lengthy outages during Hurricane Isaac. Bill Mohl, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, says the power company needs to get more information out... more »
  • La. power outages drop to 2 percent of customers

    September 4, 2012 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Isaac have nearly all been repaired. The Public Service Commission says nearly 38,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity Tuesday. That's about 2 percent of customers. The largest remaining outages were in the two parishes hardest-hit by Isaac's flooding: Plaquemines... more »
  • Isaac early morning update

    August 28, 2012 7:54 AM

    Isaac Morning Update : Isaac is still not a hurricane yet, but the NHC says that it is on the verge of becoming one! Winds are 70 mph and the pressure is down to 976 mb. The storm is getting stronger and the storms are wrapping around the center. The... more »
  • Power outages, street flooding in La. storms

    July 20, 2012 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Storms moving through southeastern Louisiana knocked out power to tens of thousands and flooded streets. Entergy Corp. reported more than 30,000 customers without power late Friday morning as a result of the storms. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard... more »
  • Tornado hits Northern Alabama

    March 2, 2012 10:33 AM

    HUNTSVILLE, AL -  Reports of a tornado touching down in Northern Alabama in Madison and Limestone counties, near the city of Hunstville. So far, there are no reports of injuries. However, the tornado has reportedly caused widespread damage to homes and businesses. There are reports of large... more »
  • Power outages from East Coast snowstorm below 3M

    October 31, 2011 4:30 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The number of homes and businesses still without power on the East Coast after an unusually early snowstorm has dipped below 3 million and is still falling. About 764,000 customers were without power in Connecticut early Monday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the outages break a... more »
  • Fire ants delay South Carolina high school football game

    September 27, 2011 12:47 PM

    NEESES, S.C. - Football games have been postponed by heavy rains, lightning, power outages: and now, fire ants. A game in South Carolina was postponed Friday after the referee decided the field was unplayable because of fire ants. Referee Steve Hook says he found 15 to 20 large... more »
  • 4,000 businesses and homes in EBR lose power

    April 26, 2011 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Entergy is reporting about 4,000 homes and businesses without power in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan area this morning. The outages are scattered and are the result of strong storms that came through about 4:30 a.m. DEMCO is reporting more than 450 outages, concentrated in East Baton... more »

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