Miss. (WLBT) - Thousands of Entergy Mississippi customers were without power after severe weather this week.
Majority of the customers are located in Madison County.
Here’s the breakdown from other counties:
- Adams County - 40
- Copiah County - 39
- Hinds County - 2,047
- Madison County - 4,049
- Warren County - 40
Entergy is still working to restore power to these areas.
”Our peak outages number state wide was at 15,000,” said Entergy Mississippi spokesperson Mara Hartmann.
14,000 of those outages were in Madison County.
“Flora, Canton, we had extensive damage to our grid.”
Entergy brought in contract crews and additional crews from other areas to speed up the process of bringing the power back.
“In this case we have extensive damage to our electrical equipment and it will take time.”
But the burning question for those left in the dark… how much time?
“We will be able to restore a good amount by tonight but a good number will have to wait until tomorrow.”
She said, even with nice weather conditions it takes about 3 hours to set a new pole. So in stormy conditions it could take workers twice as long to restore power… among other reasons.
“Safety is key at Entergy. Per safety regulations our crews work 16 hours a day and 8 hours of rest. We stagger them if we can but we work to get everyone to restore power as soon as it is safe.”
If you spot a down power line or any damaged electrical equipment remember to stay away and call 1-800-9OUTAGE to report it.