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7:44 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Algiers Electricity Bills Set To Increase

Algiers electricity bills are set to soar.

A New Orleans City council committee has approved a resolution to hike the rates by 31 percent over the next four years. The council’s utility advisers reached an agreement in principle with officials of Entergy Louisiana.

The New Orleans Advocate is reporting the deal also directs the company to transfer Algiers service to Entergy New Orleans.

Entergy Louisiana serves about 22,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Algiers.

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2014 Winter Storm
2:55 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Power Outages Down From 2200 To Fewer Than 600

Power companies say they've restored power to most of the people who were without it earlier today. The total is down from about 2,200 people to fewer than 600.

This comes as the National Weather Service says its winter storm warning in Southeast Louisiana has been replaced with a hard freeze warning through Thursday morning.

The bulk of those without power are Entergy customers, including about 400 in Ascension Parish and 54 in Jefferson Parish — down from 1,500 and 660.

Eleven other parishes had anywhere from one to 30 customers in the dark.

Power Outage Map
2:05 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Entergy New Orleans Power Outage Map

A real-time map of the current outages affecting Entergy customers in New Orleans and throughout the metro region.

2014 Winter Storm
9:28 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Entergy Says It's Prepared For Winter Storm, But Warns Some Outages May Last Up To 5 Days

Entergy, the predominant utility company serving much of Southeast Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans, says its subsidiary companies have marshaled over 2,100 workers in advance of a winter storm system expected to hammer the region between Monday night and Wednesday morning.

The entire region is currently under a Winter Storm Warning, and the National Weather Service is forecasting 1–2 inches of snow and 1/4 to 1/2-inch of ice in the New Orleans metro area. Areas south of Lake Pontchartrain will see less snow and more ice accumulation as a result of the storm system.

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St. Tammany Parish
4:29 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Boil Water Advisory In Effect For St. Tammany Subdivision

A map of Lexington Place, the affected subdivision under a boil water advisory.
St. Tammany Parish

A boil water advisory is in effect for the Lexington Place subdivision, adjacent to Highway 59 in St. Tammany Parish.

The parish says construction crews broke through a water main serving the subdivision at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Tammany utilities had to turn off the water to begin repairing the main, prompting the advisory.

St. Tammany Parish says the water may remain off for several hours, and the boil water advisory will remain in effect until water samples confirm that the water is safe to drink. Tammany Utilities says this process may take up to 48 hours.

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Tropical Storm Karen
2:02 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen: Entergy New Orleans Power Outage Map

View the Entergy New Orleans power outage map.

This interactive map provided by Entergy shows the number of power outages and customers affected in the New Orleans metro region, as well as approximate restoration times.

Check back frequently, as conditions can change rapidly during a severe weather event like Tropical Storm Karen.

Hurricane Season
5:17 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen: National Guard To Mobilize; Entergy Prepares

Louisiana's National Guard says Gov. Bobby Jindal has authorized mobilization of 650 guardsmen as Tropical Storm Karen swirls in the Gulf.

Thursday's Guard news release also says 520 Louisiana National Guard technicians are being recalled from furlough to deal with the storm.

Meanwhile, utility company Entergy has issued a statement saying it is preparing for the possibility of outages accompanying high wind, heavy rains and thunderstorms from Karen.

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Sewerage & Water Board
8:48 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Uptown Boil Water Advisory Remains In Effect

A map of the extent of the precautionary boil water advisory. The advisory was put in place after a large water main ruptured Tuesday morning in the Carrollton neighborhood.
Credit City of New Orleans

A wide swath of Uptown New Orleans will remain under a precautionary boil water advisory until at least Wednesday afternoon, according to a city press release.

A boil water advisory means residents in the affected area should not drink, make ice from, brush teeth, bathe or shower, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected. Disinfecting water by boiling it requires heating water in a clean container until it reaches a rolling boil, then continuing to boil it for at least one full minute.

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Power Outage
7:01 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Thousands Without Power In New Orleans

Entergy New Orleans says its workers are trying to restore electrical service to several thousand customers in the city.

Entergy spokeswoman Charlotte Cavell said the cause of Friday's power outages wasn't immediately known.

Between 10,000 and 12,000 customers in New Orleans lost power. Entergy estimates most of the outages will be restored by 9 p.m.

Sewerage & Water Board
3:50 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

New Orleans Boil Water Advisory Canceled

The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has canceled the boil water advisory for the east bank of Orleans Parish, the city announced this afternoon.

The S&WB, in conjunction with the state Department of Health and Hospitals, conducted bacteriological tests on the city's water supply after yesterday's outage, and determined that the water is safe for consumption.

The outage occurred Sunday morning after a fire in the S&WB's main boiler room on South Claiborne Ave. knocked equipment offline, causing water pressure throughout the system to drop below safe levels.

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