Entergy Corporation is making plans to restore service due to any disruptions that may be caused by Tropical Storm Gordon.
Entergy spokesperson Kerri Jackson Case said that as of Tuesday afternoon, Entergy hasn’t staged any equipment or personal in the state.
The utility did respond to a request on Monday from sister utilities in Louisiana and Mississippi to send additional crews to those states.
“That (request) was filled by contract crews who usually work in Arkansas. We have a group of Entergy Arkansas workers on standby. Once Gordon makes landfall and we see what actual damage there is, along with outage counts, then we will know whether to send them,” she said.
Significant rainfall is expected across the southern half of Arkansas due to Gordon.
“We will hold back plenty of crews here to be sure we can do any restoration necessary here. We are lowering lake levels approximately 6 inches on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine to accommodate the expected rainfall,” Case said.