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Entergy Mississippi storm update – 6/26/23, noon


Entergy Mississippi assessment, restoration underway following severe weather

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 last night’s weather.

Entergy Mississippi restored power to the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport Monday morning after a tall tree fell from outside the right of way onto a main circuit serving the airport.

As of 10:30 a.m., Entergy Mississippi has already restored power to more than 9,000 customers. Most of the impacted customers 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.

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. And so we can deploy the right personnel with the right material to make repairs. As damage assessments are completed, we will be able to establish estimated restoration times for customers.

Given the extreme temperatures across the region, Entergy Mississippi encourages customers to keep the following tips in mind: 

  • Drink fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty. 
  • Wear loose, lightweight clothing and a hat. 
  • Wear sunscreen; sunburn affects the body's ability to cool itself. 
  • Replace salt lost from sweating by drinking fruit juice or sports drinks. 
  • Air conditioning is the best way to cool off; if you are using a generator, do so safely. 
  • Avoid spending time outdoors during the hottest part of the day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Be sure to stay informed throughout the restoration process using the following resources: 

Mississippi Editorial Team