CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The wind slowed power restoration Wednesday night, but as of Thursday morning, crews from Beauregard Electric, CLECO, Jeff Davis Electric and Entergy managed to get to work restoring power to customers.
"Restoration starts with the generating stations and then the next part to be restored are the transmission system. Following the transmission system, it'll go down to the substation level," said Arnould. "Then critical facilities, such as hospitals, sewer lift stations, water stations, will be prioritized, followed by neighborhoods, and then individual customers."
Most of the companies restored power to their customers in the five-parish area, but a downed palm tree on Seventh Street in Lake Charles slowed down the process for Entergy. It fell across power lines, snapping two poles, just after 11 p.m., and Thursday night, around 700 customers were still in the dark.
"We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to safely and quickly restore power to you," said Arnould.
Some customers in Southwest Louisiana are still without power, but power companies hope to have all power restored no later than Friday afternoon.