After a storm like Hurricane Ida, widespread power outages and high summer temperatures often lead people to turn to portable generators to keep air circulating and refrigerators running. But improper use of gas generators is one of the leading dangers after a storm passes.
Entergy Mississippi crews have made significant progress restoring power after two severe weather systems struck our service area earlier this week. As of 7 a.m., about 4,000 customers remain without power, down from a peak of about 46,000. Approximately 3,500 of those outages are from Hurricane Ida and the remaining 500 are related to Wednesday’s thunderstorms.
Our nearly 26,000 workers from 40 states are helping assess damage and destruction across our territory and restoring service where it is safe to do so. The restoration process will continue to accelerate in the coming days.
Entergy continues to make restoration progress following Hurricane Ida’s destructive path through southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. After nearly four days of restoration, Entergy has restored 179,000 customers.
Halfway into the fourth day of restoration work, Entergy has restored 172,000 of customers who lost power due to Hurricane Ida and progress continues.
Thunderstorms rolled through the state on Wednesday, causing additional widespread outages for customers in Entergy Mississippi’s service territory from Holmes and Attala counties down to the I-20 corridor. As of 7 a.m., about 19,500 customers are without power. Approximately 12,000 of those outages are due to yesterday’s severe weather and the remaining 7,500 are associated with Hurricane Ida.
Entergy continues to make substantial restoration progress following Hurricane Ida’s destructive path through southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. After three days of restoration work, Entergy has restored 167,000 customers.