Gene Woolsey, senior lineman, thought he had worked through every type of power emergency possible in his 39 years at Entergy Mississippi. He’s restored power outages caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, ice storms, extreme temperatures, flooding, lightning, fires, animals and cars. A pandemic is not one of the situations he expected to include on that list. Yet, throughout COVID-19, he is among those on the front lines keeping power flowing.
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Entergy Mississippi's dedicated crews have restored service to the 12,874 customers who lost power during Tropical Storm Cristobal.
Tropical Storm Cristobal has moved out of the Entergy Mississippi territory. More than 12,200 customers have been restored, down from a peak of 12,874. Entergy workers and additional resources continue efforts to restore customers who remain without power. We expect all customers who can safely take power to be restored today.
Entergy Mississippi has restored power to more than 9,000 customers, down from a peak of 12,874 outages caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal. Cristobal’s remnants could also result in additional outages and damages to our electrical grid as it continues moving northward out of our service area.
Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in southeastern Louisiana yesterday and continues to move across Entergy Mississippi’s service territory. As of 8:15 a.m., Cristobal has caused power outages for about 12,100 customers. All customers affected by the thunderstorms on Friday, June 5 were restored yesterday before Cristobal began impacting our service territory.
A line of thunderstorms caused widespread power outages for more than 15,000 customers throughout our service area late Friday, June 5. As of 3 p.m., Entergy Mississippi crews have restored power for more than 12,600 customers. We are also prepared for the impacts of Tropical Storm Cristobal, including potential power outages.
Josh Vance has been familiar with Entergy all his life. He remembers the company’s strong community presence in his hometown of Brookhaven, Mississippi. More than a decade ago, Josh joined the company as an engineering co-op student. Since then he has held several engineering roles and served as a line supervisor. Today, Josh is Entergy Mississippi’s construction manager, based in Jackson.