A hundred years ago, Arkansas businessman Harvey Couch was making good on his vision to electrify the South when he incorporated The Mississippi Power and Light Company, the precursor of Entergy Mississippi. His new venture not only brought modern electric service to the Mississippi Delta—the heart of the state’s agricultural economy—but also unlocked future growth opportunities in a region rich with potential.
Last week, I toured parts of the Entergy Mississippi service area that were devastated by the recent tornado outbreak, including Rolling Fork, Silver City and Winona. It was destruction that I have never seen in my time at Entergy or in my personal life as a Mississippian.
More than 1,250 crew members worked safely and quickly to restore service to the nearly 44,100 customers who were impacted by two severe weather events.
Restoration is complete in Clinton, Jackson, and Vicksburg for all customers that can safely receive power.
A customized mobile substation gets power back to customers as safely and quickly as possible.
We continue to make progress in our restoration effort from the tornado and thunderstorm activity that entered Entergy Mississippi’s service territory on March 24 and 26.
We continue to make progress in our restoration effort from the tornado and thunderstorm activity that entered our Entergy Mississippi service territory Friday night in the northern service territory.
Progress in the northern territories slowed this afternoon, while more storms packed with heavy winds, lightning and golf-ball-sized hail passed through the state and caused additional outages in the southern and central service territories.
Severe weather, including thunderstorms and a tornado, pelted Entergy Mississippi’s service area Friday night, causing power outages for 15,398 customers at peak.