Storm Center > Entergy Mississippi storm update – 3/27/23, 8 p.m.
Entergy Mississippi storm update – 3/27/23, 8 p.m.
We continue to make progress in our restoration effort from the tornado and thunderstorm activity that entered our Entergy Mississippi service territory Friday night in the northern service territory. At the outage peak, 15,398 customers were without power and 4,374 customers remain without power in Rolling Fork, Silver City and Winona. Most customers that can safely receive power in Winona are expected to be restored by 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. In the heavily damaged areas of Rolling Fork and Silver City, most customers that can safely receive power are expected to be restored by 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. As stages of the restoration effort were completed in these areas, 100 resources were reassigned to the central and southern territories. More than 700 lineworkers, substation workers, damage assessment scouts, vegetation workers, and support personnel are left to assist in the northern territory.
Progress has been made after damaging winds and large hail came through the central and southern parts of the Entergy Mississippi service territory Sunday afternoon. More than 500 line workers, substation workers, damage assessment scouts, vegetation workers, and support personnel are supporting the restoration effort. At the outage peak, 21,128 customers were without power, and 6,169 customers remain without power. Restoration efforts are underway and damage assessment has identified 57 damaged poles, 50,325 feet of downed power lines, 24 damaged transformers, and 38 damaged cross arms. As power continues to be restored, approximately 3,300 customers will carry overnight with an estimated restoration time of 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28.
For updated estimated restoration times, view our outage map at www.entergy.com/view-outages. We 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:
- Stay away from downed power lines and areas of debris. Energized power lines may not be visible among the rubble. Report downed lines immediately to Entergy at 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243) and call your local police station or fire department.
- 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.