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Entergy Mississippi storm update – 4/11/24, 2 p.m.


Damage on Yacht Club Rd. in Ridgeland, Mississippi
Damage on Yacht Club Rd. in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Several thunderstorms, hail, lightning, high winds and at least two confirmed tornadoes passed through the state Tuesday night and continued throughout Wednesday, causing extensive damage to our facilities across Entergy Mississippi’s service area. At peak, 33,600 customers have lost power from the damaging storms. As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there are approximately 22,000 customers without power.

A workforce of 1,400 company and contract workers, including damage assessors, vegetation crews, line workers, and support personnel, are diligently working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Additional workers have been requested with some of those resources enroute throughout the evening.

Damage assessment has so far identified damages to 133 poles, 515 spans of downed wire (approximately 26 miles), 27 transformers and 61 crossarms. The 2023 drought has resulted in more than 12.5 million dead trees in the state, according to the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Our crews are seeing the impact of this as they encounter many downed trees as they work.

Many customers will be restored this evening. However, due to the severity of damages and the widespread impact, some customers in the areas of Clinton, Vicksburg, Jackson, Madison and Grenada may carry over into Friday evening. There could be some isolated cases that carry over into Saturday. Those cases are primarily in the Jackson area and are being impacted by heavy vegetation issues. As we continue to complete our damage assessments and repairs, restoration times will be updated.

If you are without power, check for damage to the electrical equipment attached to your home or business. If your power is out and your electric equipment appears undamaged, call 1-800-9OUTAGE, 1-800-968-8243.

Entergy restoration workers cannot restore power to a location with a damaged meter base, conduit or weather head (the metal pipe extending upward from the structure with electrical cables inside). These items must be repaired by a qualified electrician before our workers can restore. Learn more about the electrical equipment that serves your home. 

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as our crews safely work to restore customers’ power.

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.

We want to keep you informed and in control. Resources that are available for your convenience include:

  • Download our app for your smartphone at or visit Entergy Storm Center to stay informed on our restoration progress.
  • Sign up for text alerts. From your cell phone, text REG to 368374, or visit
  • Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @EntergyMS.
  • Follow updates in your local news media, like radio, television, and newspapers.

Mississippi Editorial Team