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Entergy Mississippi storm update – 6/20/23, 4:30 p.m.


Crews work to restore power on Woody Road near Beatrice Road in Jackson, Mississippi.
Crews work to restore power on Woody Road near Beatrice Road in Jackson, Mississippi.

The restoration efforts are continuing and with another good weather today, progressing well. Restoration continues and as of 12:45 pm, we have 16,372 customers remaining without power. All customers who can safely receive power are expected to be restored by Wednesday night.

We currently have a work force of over 2,300 workers engaged in this restoration effort including line workers, damage assessors, vegetation crews and support personnel. Damage assessment is ongoing and this workforce is diligently working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible through these storms. Since the first of the recent series of storms struck on Saturday, June 10, our crews have found 531 damaged poles, more than 597,025 feet, or 113.07 miles of downed power lines, 201 damaged cross arms and 170 damaged transformers.

As we continue in both damage assessment and restoration efforts, restoration may carry over into Wednesday evening for many of our customers and subject to change with additional weather impact. As we continue to complete our damage assessments, restoration times will be updated. For updated estimated restoration times throughout the day, view our outage map at

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.

Mississippi Editorial Team