Entergy cutting power to some Jackson homes due to rising waters

WLBT News at 6p (Feb. 15, 2020)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Entergy is disconnecting power to some homes due to rising flood waters.

Mara Hartmann with Entergy says that there are currently 515 customers without power in Jackson.

That number was around 475 yesterday.

They also cut power to several deer camps in Madison County earlier this week.

Hartmann says Entergy deenergized the South Jackson substation yesterday and the country club substation on Westbrook Road as well.

They have transferred everyone who received power from those substations onto other circuits.

Text messages or robocalls were sent to select customers in the areas that are expected to be flooded, telling them they should be prepared if they have to disconnect service.

Entergy also wants to re-iterate messages from authorities that if you’re in an evacuation to please heed warnings and leave.

“If you have been told by authorities to evacuate due to potential flooding, please do so. If you choose to stay, understand that Entergy may need to cut your electrical service and you will be without power until the waters recede. Even if your home has not been flooded, if you are on a street where other homes are flooded, you may lose power as well.”

Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday morning due to the flooding caused by the Pearl River.

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