Arkansas reaches over 54,000 power outages as Laura moves inland

The majority of outages remain in southern parts of the state as Tropical Storm Laura moves further inland.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Friday, August 28

11:45 a.m.

A total of 36,967 customers are still without power as of 11:45 a.m. The majority of outages are currently in the southern and northeast parts of the state

All day yesterday Arkansas was hit with heavy rain and strong winds. A total of 48,813 customers are still without power as of 5 a.m.

Entergy spokesperson David Lewis joined Wake Up Central to give details on when customers will see power again:

Over 54,000 Arkansans have lost power as Tropical Storm Laura continues to move further inland Thursday.

A total of 54,121 customers are without power as of 6:10 p.m. The majority of outages are currently in the southern parts of the state.

Entergy crews are preparing for mass outages across central and southern Arkansas as Laura makes its way into the state.

Around 1,200 workers are staged in different locations around the state to respond to outages after the storm has passed.

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Tropical storm warnings have been issued across Arkansas and Laura’s path is expected to swing across a large part of the state.

Laura is expected to bring heavy rain and wins beginning Thursday.

Central Arkansas is not expected to see storms until the afternoon and evening.

We will continue to update this article with the latest outage information as it becomes available.

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