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Entergy Mississippi storm update – 6/28/23, 7 p.m.


Restoration efforts have been progressing well  from Sunday night’s weather and from the storm system that entered the Entergy Mississippi service territory at 5:30 pm Tuesday afternoon. The outages peaked at 9,010 at 8:30 pm Tuesday evening. As of 7 pm a little over 3,500 customers are without power.  

We have over 1,100 workers engaged in the restoration effort. As work forces complete restoration in their assigned areas, they are being shifted to other areas to assist in restoring power as quickly and safely as possible. Through damage assessment from last night’s storm, we discovered 35 damaged poles, 32,450 feet of downed power lines, 17 damaged cross arms and 5 damaged transformers.

Please remember, Entergy restoration workers cannot restore power to a location with a damaged meter base, conduit or weather head (the metal pipe extending upward from the structure with electrical cables inside). These items must be repaired by a qualified electrician before our workers can restore power. Learn more about the electrical equipment that serves your home. 

Restoration is expected to be completed for all customers that can safely receive power by 10 pm tonight. However, some customers in the Natchez and Vicksburg areas that experienced outages from last night’s storm will carry over to Thursday. For updated estimated restoration times throughout today including tonight’s outages, view our outage map at We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as our crews safely work to restore customers’ power.

The weather forecast includes high temperatures for the next few days. To protect yourself and your families, follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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

As with any weather event, please be mindful of the following safety tips:

  • Live wires can be deadly. Stay away from downed power lines. Call 1-800-9OUTAGE or 1-800-968-8243 to report downed or dangling power lines, damaged or downed poles or other damaged equipment.
  • 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.

We want to keep you informed and in control. The best way to get information about outages is via Entergy’s View Outage page on our website. Additional resources for your convenience:

  • Download our app for your smartphone at or visit Entergy Storm Center to stay informed on our restoration progress.
  • Sign up for text alerts. From your cell phone, text R E G to 368374, or visit
  • Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @EntergyMS.
  • Follow updates in your local news media, like radio, television, and newspapers.

Mississippi Editorial Team