Local power companies are continuing to work towards restoring power to all local areas.
Entergy has been able to decrease the percentage of Tangipahoa and St. Helena customers without power to about 15 percent, according to the power company.
Entergy’s spokesperson said three primary power lines on Wienberger Road in Ponchatoula have been energized.
According to Entergy’s outage database, as of Monday at 5 p.m., 101,049 customers remained affected by power outages across Louisiana, including 9,604 customers in Tangipahoa Parish; 1,923 in Livingston Parish; and 188 in St. Helena Parish.
According to DEMCO, as of Monday at 8 a.m., 9,061 customer outages remained, including 590 in Tangipahoa Parish; and 1,104 in St. Helena Parish; and 6,467 in Livingston Parish.
On Sunday, DEMCO reported that crews were working their way south toward Pumpkin Center, completing 80 percent of the right-of-way reclamation. A 22-man line crew with off road equipment worked to repair the main circuit.
Entergy’s spokesperson said that while power restoration activities continue in southeast Louisiana, the company is continuing to keep a close eye on Tropical Storm Nicholas and planning accordingly.
While crews can perform some restoration activities on the ground during certain weather conditions, work in the air from bucket trucks cannot be performed in wind conditions of 30 mph or greater, according to Entergy.
According to the company, its commitment to repairing and rebuilding parts of Southeast Louisiana’s electric system does not impact its ability to customers elsewhere.
The company reminds residents that restoration times may be extended due to the additional safety measures the companies must take because of the COVID-19 pandemic or an inability to secure enough offsite resources, especially if there are widespread outages.