Since graduating from Lineworker’s Boot Camp last August, Entergy’s newest apprentices have participated in some of the most challenging service-restoration efforts in company history, including devastating hurricanes in Louisiana and, more recently, a winter storm in Mississippi.
Entergy Mississippi has restored service to 8,500 customers who lost power when severe weather passed through our service area late Wednesday, March 17.
Stormy weather producing thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail, lightning and tornadoes struck Entergy Mississippi’s service area late Wednesday, causing scattered outages from Attala County to the Mississippi/Louisiana state line. About 1,673 customers remain without power, down from a peak of approximately 8,500.
We continue incorporating needed precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The stormy weather has left our service territory. Restoration continues for those customers whose power was disrupted by the storms.
Our workforce is already restoring service where it is safe to do so in areas where the storms have passed.
As storms move across the state, heavy winds can knock down trees and power lines. Stay away from these areas, and report any downed lines as soon as possible. Prepare for potential power outages.
Entergy’s Louisiana companies are closely monitoring weather forecasts and preparing to respond to severe weather that may impact our area later this afternoon through this evening.
Entergy Mississippi is preparing to respond to severe weather predicted to strike our service area starting later today. The severe weather could include tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and lightning.