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NEWORLEANS - Weather conditions are improving and Entergy crews will be out as soon as possible, said Entergy official Michael Burns on Thursday morning.

Once the damage assessment is done, the battle plan will be drawn out, he said.

The first thing to be attacked are transmission issues, then power is restored to public health and safety facilities and then larger circuits, which serve most customers, are repaired.

There are 10,000 workers, from multiple states, available to work for Entergy.

He advised to stay away from any downed power lines and to call Entergy.

Around 5 a.m. on Thursday, 682,849 were out of power, according to Entergy.

  • Jefferson: 171,546
  • Lafourche:30,163
  • Orleans:161,173
  • Plaquemines: 11,867
  • St. Bernard: 16,998
  • St. Charles: 17,835
  • St. James: 8,515
  • St. John the Baptist: 19,443
  • St.Tammany: 1,460
  • Tangipahoa: 44, 606
  • Terrebonne: 23,051
  • Washington: 2,686

Cleco reported that 63,000 are without power in St. Tammany Parish and 750 are without power in Washington Parish.

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