In August of 2021, our Pontchartrain Water & Protection manufacturing facility in La Place, Louisiana was severely impacted by Hurricane Ida. The site experienced excessive flooding and hurricane force winds of over 100 mph as the eyewall of the hurricane passed directly over the site. Power and potable water to the site were lost for an extended period.
Grantees are Urban League of Louisiana, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Thrive New Orleans and Propeller
BATON ROUGE, La., February 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ - As part of our ongoing commitment to support our communities as they rebuild following Hurricane Ida, Entergy today awarded $500,000 in shareholder-funded grants to organizations helping minority small business owners recover from the devastating storm.
Grants are awarded to the following organizations:
After Hurricane Ida left a wake of destruction, Entergy got right to work partnering with local groups like NOLA Tree Project to build and restore our communities. This is our home. This is our Louisiana, and we'll always be here for our communities.
Support for local first responders, educators and students will help communities recover
PATERSON, N.J., Nov. 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics USA, based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., today joined local officials from nearby Paterson and Cresskill in support of first responders, educators, and students, and to announce LG’s donation of more than $50,000 in equipment and financial support to help those communities recover from widespread flooding and damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida when it swept across the Garden State.
Customer in Robert who rode out storm says she is grateful to have power again
Jetta Myers considers herself fortunate, fortunate to have survived one of the strongest storms to ever hit Louisiana and fortunate to have power again. But it was her experience with an Entergy Louisiana lineman that brought her hope and comfort in what otherwise are difficult times.
Myers and her 11-year-old daughter, Amara, rode out Hurricane Ida at their home in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Robert. When asked about the experience, Myers described it in one word, “Horrible.”
As Power Restoration Continues in Hard-Hit Areas, Chauvin Residents say, ‘This is home’
Lately, Chauvin residents Ted and Lana Leblanc find themselves in awe.
They’re in awe by what Hurricane Ida did to their bayou community. They’re also in awe by the number of lineworkers, bucket trucks and heavy machinery that has descended upon Terrebonne Parish following one of the strongest storms to ever hit Louisiana.
“There are so many (utility) trucks passing by every day. We’re so grateful,” said Lana Leblanc.
Working as designed, NOPS is helping to restore customers in small increments because of its very flexible operating profile. That ability is critical when post storm restoration conditions change by the hour.
Since Hurricane Ida passed through southeast Louisiana, thousands have been on the front lines helping restore power, but they have not experienced this journey alone. Several Entergy employees from across our four-state service territory have traveled to join their coworkers in serving Louisiana customers’ needs, in-person, at Customer Information Centers until power is restored to the area.
In a couple sentences, Jude Orgeron, an Entergy Louisiana operations coordinator, cut to the core of what it’s like for crews working around the clock in swamps and marshes to bring back power to the hardest hit areas of the Bayou State:
“It’s hot. There are Mosquitoes and alligators. It’s a mess of mud, and quite frankly, the environment can be miserable at times.”
On August 29, Hurricane Ida, a category 4 storm, struck the Louisiana gulf coast and caused massive destruction, flooding, and power outages. For animal welfare organizations like the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), disaster response became top priority to assist the many displaced and possibly injured animals in the hardest hit areas.