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Entergy Arkansas: Isaac leaves 10k without power

The utility had reported more than 16,000 customers without electricity earlier Friday.

By Associated Press / August 31, 2012

Nick Murphy, left, and Chris Kerns load sand bags into the back of a pick-up truck, Aug. 30, at Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown Hot Springs, Ark. The city of Hot Springs was providing the sand bags to downtown area property owners, an area with a history of flooding, in preparation for the remnants of Isaac. Forecasters say the storm will track right through Arkansas.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Entergy Arkansas says more than 10,000 of its customers are without electricity because of Isaac.

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The utility said Pulaski County had the highest number of outages Friday morning at more than 3,400. That's followed by Jefferson and Dallas counties, which each had more than 1,000 customers without power.

The utility had reported more than 16,000 customers without electricity earlier Friday.

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac are slowly crossing the state. Forecasters say more rain is possible as Isaac heads into Missouri.

Entergy — which serves customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas — says Isaac has been the utility's fourth-largest storm in terms of power outages.

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