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Entergy Mississippi storm update – 3/26/23, 10 p.m.
Entergy Mississippi crews continue to work on power restoration in the northern portions of our service territory after Friday night’s thunderstorms and tornado. At the outage peak, 15,398 customers were affected, and power has been restored to more than 10,000 customers since Friday. More than 800 lineworkers, substation workers, damage assessment scouts, vegetation workers, and support personnel are assisting in this effort.
Nearly 5,317 customers are still without power in Winona, Rolling Fork, and Silver City. Crews are positioning a mobile substation in Winona, and most customers that can safely receive power are expected to be restored by 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. In the heavily damaged areas of Rolling Fork and Silver City, most customers who can safely receive power are expected to be restored by 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.
Customers in southern and central territories get hit by storms
Progress in the northern territories slowed this afternoon, while more storms packed with heavy winds, lightning and golf-ball-sized hail passed through the state and caused additional outages in the southern and central service territories. At the outage peak of Sunday’s storm, 21,128 customers were without power. As of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 14,404 central and southern territory customers were without power, and 19,721 customers statewide remain without power.
Restoration efforts are underway along with damage assessment. Due to the extent of the outages and unknown damage at this time, estimated restoration for customers without power in Hinds, Holmes, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Scott, and Warren counties is 10 p.m. Monday, March 27.
For updated estimated restoration times, view our outage map at www.entergy.com/view-outages.
Keep in mind that if you don’t see us working near you, we may be working on another part of the electrical system that you can’t see but must be repaired to get power to you.
We appreciate our customers’ patience as our crews work as safely and quickly as possible to restore power to everyone.
As with any weather event, please be mindful of the following safety tips:
- Live wires can be deadly. Stay away from downed power lines. Call 1-800-9OUTAGE or 1-800-968-8243 to report downed or dangling power lines, damaged or downed poles or other damaged equipment.
- Do not trim trees or remove debris on or near downed power lines. Only power company crews or their contractors should remove trees or limbs touching power lines. Again, stay away from downed power lines.
- Keep away from the immediate areas where crews are working. There is always the danger of moving equipment and the possibility of construction materials, limbs or overhead wires falling to the ground.
- If you plan on using a generator for temporary power, get a licensed electrician and disconnect from the utility electric system before hooking up to your main electric panel.
- Do not run a generator in a confined space without adequate ventilation. Use them only outdoors, following all manufacturers’ safety guidelines.
- Turn off any electrical appliances that can easily be turned to the off position until power is restored.
- Try to stay off the roads in affected areas. More traffic in bad weather leads to more accidents, including more injuries and fatalities as well as accidents that can damage electrical poles and other equipment, creating outages and impeding the ability of crews to access and repair damage and slowing restoration.
We want to keep you informed and in control. The best way to get information about outages is via Entergy’s View Outage page on our website. Additional resources for your convenience:
- Download our app for your smartphone at entergy.com/app or visit Entergy Storm Center to stay informed on our restoration progress.
- Sign up for text alerts. From your cellphone, text R E G to 368374, or visit entergytext.com.
- Follow updates in your local news media, like radio, television, and newspapers.