Winter storm update Monday February 15th from EntergyMon, February 15, 2021 by GregSHARE NOW HomeLocal NewsWinter storm update Monday February 15th from EntergyExtremely cold weather continues to impact the state, and Entergy Arkansas needs your help.While we are working hard to address any power problems that occur, please take action now to help keep the power flowing. Reduce the strain on the electric system by immediately implementing safe energy conservation efforts, if possible.Lower the central thermostat to 68 degrees or lower if possible.Don’t allow warm air to escape from the home.Delay laundry, washing dishes, bathing and other non-essential uses of electricity until this appeal for conservation has ended.Wash clothes with cold water, cook foods at the lowest possible setting and limit opening oven doors while baking.Turn off or don’t use non-essential lights and electric appliances.Doing your part to conserve energy will prevent unwanted, forced outages that are occurring elsewhere during this winter storm. It can also save you money on your electric bill.Entergy Arkansas has approximately 1,400 restoration resources, along with mutual assistance crews from outside the state, responding to outages quickly and as safely as possible as they occur. Our team will continue to practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this may slow restoration work.If you have an outage, please be aware the restoration process can be hampered by large instantaneous electrical demand from appliances (heating units, water heaters, etc.) when service is restored to your location, potentially overloading protective devices on Entergy’s electrical system. To help mitigate this problem, we use a methodical and calculated process in bringing customers back online after an outage in very cold weather.For tips and cold weather updates, visit entergy.com/cold.Thank you for your cooperation.