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Entergy Mississippi storm update – 6/16/23, 9:30 p.m.


Early morning storms brought strong, gusty high winds again into our Entergy service territory causing fallen trees and broken tree limbs resulting in outages and damages to our facilities. Outages as of 7:00 p.m. are at 58,866. As damage assessment began earlier today, restoration was also taking place. A workforce of over 1,250 workers will be engaged in the restoration effort. This includes damage assessors, vegetation crews, line workers, and support personnel, diligently working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible through this event.

As a result of the damages sustained, restoration will carry over through the weekend for many of our customers in the  counties of Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Warren, Attala, Desoto, Holmes, Simpson, Humphreys, Covington, Bolivar, Claiborne, Adams and Scott. This is subject to change as damage assessment continues and if there are any additional weather impacts. As we continue to complete our damage assessments, restoration times will be updated.

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. Learn more about the electrical equipment that serves your home. 

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. 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