Business News: Southeast Texas Region Suffers Hurricane-like Damage

11May - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BEAUMONT, TX (STL.News) – Entergy continues power restoration efforts following last night’s storms, as near hurricane-force winds, severe lightning and flooding has caused massive destruction to the electrical system. “The impact to our equipment in some areas is more consistent with damage we see following minor hurricanes rather than a typical thunderstorm,” said Stuart Barrett, vice president of customer service for Entergy Texas, Inc. Winds were reported at more than 70 miles an hour in some areas overnight, with most of the damage experienced in the Port Arthur, Mid County, Winnie, Orange, Vidor and Beaumont areas.

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