The storm caused more than 6,500 outages in the Stuttgart area leaving 95% of the customers in the area without power. Damage assessment is underway and dozens of broken poles have been identified.
As of 7 p.m., Entergy Mississippi has restored power for more than 12,000 customers after a line of severe thunderstorms and strong winds damaged our electrical systems on Easter Sunday evening.
Severe weather rolled through Mississippi much of Easter Sunday, striking Entergy Mississippi’s service area particularly hard late in the evening on April 12. The line of storms caused extensive damage and as of 10 a.m., about 36,700 customers are without power, down from a peak of 40,779 customers yesterday at 11:30 p.m. We have implemented our restoration plan and workers are staying safe while restoring service where possible.
The recent storms knocked power out for 194,496 of our customers across our service territory. At 8:45 a.m., we had 169,733 customers out of service.
Crews are performing damage assessments and restoring power where it is safe to do so, including in hard hit north Louisiana, after waves of violent thunderstorms crossed the state on Easter Sunday.
At 12:15 p.m., we had 28,000 customers out of power due to the storms, with the majority in Louisiana. Outages could continue across our territory today into tonight as the storms move to the east.
As the company prepares, Mississippians should, too
Entergy Texas has restored power to 30,000 customers since the peak of the storm.
As part of our preparations, we are incorporating needed precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.