Entergy Texas Storm Tips

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Entergy Texas Storm Tips

Published on August 25, 2017 by Larry Crippen

Entergy Texas reminds customers to remain safe and stay away from downed power lines and flooded areas. Do not walk in standing water and do not venture into areas of debris, since energized and dangerous power lines may not be visible.

Customers who inhabit or own property in areas that could be threatened by flooding are encouraged to remove food from freezers and refrigerators and to take appropriate measures to protect belongings from potential water damage. ·

Entergy Texas urges customers to prepare for the possibility of extended power outages. Customers should prepare emergency preparedness kits, including flashlights, a battery-powered radio with fresh batteries, spare batteries, canned food and a can opener, a supply of fresh water for several days and a first-aid kit.

If customers have generators, they should read instructions and operate them according to guidelines for their safety and ours.

Customers should use extreme caution when navigating boats in flooded areas around power lines to ensure the boats and their occupants do not come into contact with energized lines.

Stay Prepared and Informed

Just as important to the company as restoring power is the ability to keep customers informed. We do this in a number of ways:

A free app is available for iPhone or Android at entergyapp.com. Customers can use the app to report outages or check on the status of power at their homes or businesses.

Entergy’s View Outages website includes maps that show where outages are located and gives information about restoration progress.

Customers can send and receive text messages about storm and restoration efforts. Signing up is easy: simply text REG to 368374.

The Entergy Storm Center website has storm safety, preparation, restoration and other information that is regularly updated.

Operation: Storm Ready is a free downloadable guide that helps customers plan and prepare for weather emergencies. Social media plays an important role in keeping customers informed, and

Entergy Texas places a high priority on keeping social media sites updated throughout a major event. Follow us at twitter.com/entergyTX or facebook.com/entergyTX


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