05/05/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/05/2021 17:41
Insights > Entergy Mississippi Storm Update - 5/5/21 @ 6 p.m.
Entergy Mississippi has restored power to more than 53,000 customers after severe weather struck our service territory late Tuesday, causing outages for nearly 80,000 customers. As of 6 p.m., about 26,000 customers remain without power. Most of the remaining outages are in areas hit hardest by the storm, including Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin and Warren counties.
Restoration work is underway, proceeding as quickly and safely as possible. The majority of customers should be restored by tomorrow night with those in the hardest hit areas carrying over to Friday. In addition to our own crews, contractors and support staff, more than 1,300 extra workers from Texas, Indiana, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee are helping with our restoration efforts. We will continue to provide detailed restoration times as damage assessment is completed. You can click on the link in the red banner at the top of our View Outages page to get the latest restoration updates by community.
Our workforce also continues to assess damage to our equipment. So far, we have found 304 spans of wire down, 98 broken poles, and damage to 21 transformers and 47 cross arms.
Along with standard storm preparations, Entergy employees are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic by taking additional steps. Crews will continue to practice social distancing, and we ask that customers do the same. For our safety and yours, please stay away from work zones.
Keep in mind that if you don't see us working near you, we may be working on another part of the electrical system that you can't see but must be repaired to get power to you.
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