Hurricane Gustav Restoration Efforts Continue - 12:30 p.m.

* After surpassing the halfway point Friday in restoring power to customers who lost power due to Hurricane Gustav, Entergy now has reached the 58 percent restoration level and expects significant additional progress over the weekend.

* In the five days since Gustav's landfall, Entergy has restored 563,327 customers whose power was affected by Hurricane Gustav. That is the fastest rate in the company's history, surpassing even the historic restoration after Hurricane Katrina.

Entergy is monitoring other tropical weather systems. Tropical Storm Hanna will not threaten Entergy's service area; however the path of Hurricane Ike is less certain. In the near term, these developments should not impact the speed of the Hurricane Gustav restoration or the size of Entergy's workforce.