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Power outage impacts tens of thousands in Central Mississippi following severe storms



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Entergy Mississippi crews, contractors, tree trimmers and scouts are working diligently to restore power to more than 25,000 customers after Sunday night’s severe weather system brought extreme lighting and winds, some over 70 mph. This latest storm comes just days after crews completed restoration for more than 240,000 customers after a series of storms wreaked havoc on the power grid for more than a week. A large portion of our service territory, including the Delta and central Mississippi, has again sustained significant damage from Sunday night’s weather.

According to WLBT, as of 8 a.m. Monday, there were 34,263 reported power outages across the region.

In a press release, Entergy stated that as of 11:30 a.m., power was restored to more than 10,000 customers. Most of the impacted customers impacted are in the Jackson, Rankin, Clinton, Madison and Vicksburg areas. Customers should be aware that severe weather continues to ripple through the region and may cause additional outages.

As of noon on Monday, Entergy shows nearly 400 throughout the City of Vicksburg and Warren County without power.

Entergy Mississippi’s crews, along with additional contract crews, are engaged in assessing and restoring power as quickly and safely as possible. Right after the storm passes, and when it’s safe to do so, crews assess damage to electric equipment and facilities to determine what corrective actions and repairs are needed.

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