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Outage Numbers Continue to Drop as Restoration Work Progresses; Additional Line and Vegetation Workers, Scouts Begin Arriving in Southeast Texas

Beaumont, Texas – By 3 p.m. today, fewer than 20,000 customers remain without power throughout Entergy Texas, Inc.’s service area. Areas hardest hit by this morning’s strong thunderstorms are cities and communities in Montgomery County, including Willis and Conroe. Areas around Cleveland were also hard hit. In Entergy Texas’ more eastern portion, communities around Woodville, Silsbee and Port Arthur also sustained significant damage and numerous power outages. Crews from Entergy Arkansas, Entergy Louisiana and other utilities are already on site or en route and will be deployed in those hardest hit areas. Entergy Texas has brought in 270 line workers, some 145 vegetation workers and management teams and scouts to help with restoration. While most customers can expect power to be restored today, in some areas with significant damage, all customers will not have power until sometime tomorrow. Power lines are down in some places and customers are reminded to treat any power line as though it is energized and dangerous. Downed power lines may be reported to 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) Real time outage information is available at View Outages.