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Pearl River Flooding

02/14/2020

Crews built a tiger dam around the control house at the south Jackson substation to mitigate flooding issues. The substation has been de-entergized.
Crews built a tiger dam around the control house at the south Jackson substation to mitigate flooding issues. The substation has been de-entergized.
Crews built a tiger dam around the control house at the south Jackson substation to mitigate flooding issues. The substation has been de-entergized.
Crews built a tiger dam around the control house at the south Jackson substation to mitigate flooding issues. The substation has been de-entergized.

Due to rising levels on the Pearl River, Entergy Mississippi has de-energized two Jackson substations and disconnected electrical service to some low-lying deer camps in Madison County as a public safety precaution and to comply with the National Electric Safety Code.

While this has been limited to those areas that have experienced flooding, service disconnections could extend to more areas if water levels continue to rise and approach customer homes, businesses and electrical equipment. As flood waters rise and enter houses, we may have to disconnect service to customers. In some cases where accessibility is an issue with flood waters, we may have to de-energize a line segment which may disconnect service to houses that are not flooded, as well as those that are flooded. Our intent is to take every reasonable step to avoid interrupting service to areas not affected by flooding. 

With assistance from state and local officials, Entergy Mississippi is closely monitoring the situation and will keep our customers informed of plans to disconnect service as conditions warrant.


Mara Hartmann
Sr Lead Communications Specialist