What are the actions to take in case of a power outage? Below are details for Entergy power outages and Louisiana severe weather information, as well as Entergy move-in information to start your electricity if you are moving into a home in Louisiana.
When an electric outage occurs in Louisiana, call Entergy’s outage number at 800-968-8243. You can also view the Entergy Outage Map for Louisiana which provides a layout of Entergy’s service areas and updates on power outages in your area.
View our Louisiana power outage phone guide for other electricity distributor’s numbers. For profiles on other transmission utility companies in Louisiana, view information on other utility companies. Below are the best immediate resources to view the status of Entergy outages in Louisiana and weather forecasts.
Entergy Outage Map | Louisiana
As the biggest energy transmission company and retailer of electricity in Louisiana, Entergy is responsible for building new power lines, checking meters for billing purposes, and restoring power after outages. The company serves over 1 million customers in Louisiana and the Entergy Outage Map provides additional information about their service. Also, you may wish to check Entergy New Orleans power outage information.
The Entergy Outage Map allows you to:
- View the number of power outages based on your zip code and county
- Sign up for electricity outage text message alerts
- View updates of when electricity will resume to your home or business
- View the weather radar to check the weather
- View the number of homes and businesses without power as indicated by the following legend:
Best Louisiana Weather Radar and Forecasts
- WDSU Channel 6 TV: New Orleans weather alerts
- WVUE Channel 8 TV: New Orleans severe weather and radar
- WAFB Channel 9 TV: Baton Rouge weather and radar
- Weather.com: New Orleans weather radar and forecast
- Weather.com: Baton Rouge weather, hurricane radar and forecast
What Do I Do in the Case of a Power Outage?
- Check with your surrounding neighbors to verify that the outage is not only at your home.
- View the Entergy Outage Map for a status update on the power outage.
- Electrical surges take place after power outages and they can heavily damage your electronic devices — it’s recommended to unplug all of your electronic devices.
- Find an extra power source for supplying power to medical devices if you have any.
- Keep your freezer and refrigerator closed to preserve food.
- Go to another location in case of an urgent need for cooling or heat.
Louisiana is a state that has a history of being slammed by hurricanes that damage electric lines and can lead to lengthy power outages. Below are steps you can take during hurricanes and general power outages. We have produced a guide for you on how to prepare for hurricanes. You can also view the National Hurricane Center site for more information.
The first thing to do in the case of an electricity outage is to unplug all of your electronic devices so they are not permanently damaged. Then, contact Entergy to learn the status of power restoration. You can also view the Entergy Outage Map for predictions as well.
If you own a electricity generator, don’t use it indoors. Instead, be certain to place it outside of your house and far away from any doors and windows.
If it is too cold and you can’t move into a location with better heating, you should never use a gas stove for heating. Have extra batteries and non-perishable food on hand, and an extra supply of power for medical devices that require it. Landline phones are slowly phasing out of homes across America, however, they can make phone calls without electricity in case your cellular device dies.
If you have relatives across the border in Texas, you can check Centerpoint outage tracking in Houston and Oncor outage information in the Dallas area. Major electric companies that market energy in Texas also have outage and electricity rates information, and you can visit Reliant Energy rates and outages, Stream Energy rates and outages, TXU Energy rates and outages, Gexa Energy rates and outages, Champion Energy rates and outages, Direct Energy rates and outages and Constellation Energy rates and outages.
Entergy Move-in Information for Starting your Electric Service
Below is information for residents moving into homes with an existing electric meter and without a meter in Louisiana.
Entergy Move-In Information
Entergy allows you to easily start, stop, or move your service in less than 30 minutes online. Whether or not you have a User ID, Entergy can schedule your electrical service for your requested move-in date (click here to start or stop your electricity before you move). For instructions on how to set up your electricity if you for new buildings, click here.
About Entergy | Louisiana
Formerly known as Louisiana Power and Light Company (LP&L), Entergy serves electricity to more than one million customers in 58 Louisiana parishes. Entergy also serves natural gas to approximately 100,000 customers in Baton Rouge.
Entergy started in Arkansas in 1913 as Arkansas Power Company. It later merged with four companies in Mississippi, and then expanded to Louisiana and Texas. Entergy employs more than 13,000 people and operates in four different states.
Power Outage Maps for Cities in Louisiana
City Power Outage Map
Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) Servicing City
|New Orleans power outage map||Entergy New Orleans outages|
|Baton Rouge power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Metairie power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Lafayette power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Lake Charles power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Bossier City power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Kenner power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Monroe power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Alexandria power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Houma power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Marrero power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Prairieville power outage map||Entergy outage|
|New Iberia power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Laplace power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Central power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Slidell power outage||Entergy outage|
|Terrytown power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Chalmette power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Dayton power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Woodville power outage map||Entergy outage|
|Shepard power outage map||Entergy outage|