Always Ready: Entergy’s Mobile Command Center
BY: JAY VISE SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, UTILITY COMMUNICATIONS
This year, if needed, our mobile command center is ready to assist in restoration efforts should a tropical system hit our area. The response vehicle can operate at or near the most impacted location a disaster area, with satellite-based communications equipment giving our operations personnel a link to the outside world when oftentimes such capabilities have been knocked offline.
View the video above to tour of the Entergy mobile command center.
The mobile command center has seen field testing earlier this year following tornadoes in Mississippi and severe weather in Texas. Now, with the peak of hurricane season upon us, this mobile information-gathering platform is standing by to travel to impact zones just as soon as the winds of a landfalling storm pass through and it’s safe to begin supporting restoration efforts.
Be sure to stay informed throughout the restoration process using the following resources: