Assessment largely complete, more than half restored
JACKSON, Miss. – With damage assessment largely complete, crews made good progress working to restore power to the tens of thousands of customers left in the dark by Hurricane Isaac. By Friday morning, around 30,000 customers still remained without power, down from more than 60,000 immediately after the storm raked across central and southern Mississippi.
"Our teams are working 16-hour days to restore power to all of our customers, and we won't stop until every customer that can receive power is restored," said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. "We have damage over a large part of the 45 counties we serve in western Mississippi, and we expect the restoration process to continue through the weekend."
Restoration teams expect that the majority of customers in Madison and Rankin counties will be restored today. Most customers in the Jackson, Clinton, Vicksburg, Cleveland and Greenville areas should be restored tomorrow. In the Natchez, Brookhaven, McComb and Gloster areas, storm damage was more severe. Downed trees and flooding have impacted efforts to restore. Restoration teams plan to have most of those customers restored Sunday.
The public should stay away from downed power lines and flooded areas. Report emergencies to 800-9OUTAGE. For updated outage information, go to View Outages at entergy.com. For those registered for texting, reply STAT for your outage update.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to more than 437,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.