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Entergy crews working to restore power to thousands in Ouachita Parish

Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 8:53 PM CDT
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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Entergy crews are working to restore power to thousands of people across the state following Hurricane Delta.

For the second time in two months, thousands of people are in the dark between the damage from Hurricane Laura in August and Delta last week.

“Right back at it - no power, as you can probably hear in the background generators running," said Patricia Hines Brown who lives in Calhoun.

Brown was without power for upwards of a six days after Hurricane Laura and is patiently waiting for it to be restored now. She doesn’t have a generator but said her neighbors have been a big help.

“Thankfully my neighbors ran me an extension cord over and brought me a window unit and a fan and saved the day.”

While Brown is still waiting, Barry Dortch who also lives in Calhoun, was minutes away from getting his power back Monday afternoon.

He also spent several days in the dark after Hurricane Laura.

“It was out four or five days then, but luckily we had generators so it wasn’t that bad for us," Dortch said.

Multiple Entergy crews were out surveying power lines directly across the street and in the western Ouachita area all afternoon.

As the day went on the number of outages quickly declined.

“Entergy’s had a lot on their plate and they’ve done a [really] good job trying to keep everybody hooked back up with energy," Dortch said.

As of Monday night, Ouachita Parish has less than 3,000 outages. Click here to see the most up to date reported outages from Entergy.

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