Another Update from the Lineman on Storm

I just talked to Steven for the first time today! I’ll admit, I was getting stressed. I knew he would call when he could. I just didn’t know when that would be. He said he’d try to call again tomorrow, too.

They are now in Houma, LA. (See maps below.) I talked to him yesterday just before they drove down and again when they arrived – after driving through the hurricane- and I hadn’t heard from him since. Here is what he had to say:

– No power in the town at all.
– They do have running water.
– Only one person on his crew has cell phone service, and he is on “Roam.”
– They slept in a shelter last night, but will have a hotel room tonight.
– They’ll be there a while. He thinks about a month. He also said that he has been told this is Entergy’s second largest outage ever – second only to Katrina. They didn’t even do any repair work today. They just spent the day cleaning poles out of the streets.

Please keep these guys in your prayers.


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2 Responses to Another Update from the Lineman on Storm

  1. Shaila

    My brother is also going down with Entergy. Said he could be there 2 months, but could make in 2 months what some people make in a year. I would probably go too. LOL He works for one of the power plants, but is an electrician and is going to do that. I haven’t heard if he’s left yet or not.

  2. Bruce, Andrea, & Ashtyn

    I know it’s not exactly the same, but Bruce has spent a lot of the summer down in Houma and Thibodaux , one week in Baton Rouge, helping out his company where they need him. They’ve just been short-handed. But he’s about to be sent back down there again to help out. He’ll be there probably three weeks at a time, home for a week…gone three… it’s lonely and I know EXACTLY how you feel! I’m here for ya!

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