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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Power Outages

Many emergencies may require sheltering-in-place in homes, businesses, or schools. High winds can knock down wires or poles, leaving you without power for an extended period of time. Be proactive.

Prepare for Power Outages

  • Extend your cell phone life: Purchase additional cell phone batteries. Turn off all push notifications. Keep cell phones off whenever possible. Use texts instead of calling whenever possible.
  • Purchase a battery-operated radio to check for updates. 
  • Plan how to access important information you may store online even if power is off. Coordinate in advance with family out of town or out of the state.
  • Sign up for outage text alerts from Entergy to keep up to date with outages in your neighborhood, and when they may be fixed.
  • Bookmark the Entergy Outage Map to quickly check outages around town.

Power restoration can take many days or even week(s) depending on the severity of a storm. View Entergy's restoration process flow and prepare now to ensure your family's safety during an extended power outage.


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Last updated: 8/30/2013 10:20:54 AM

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