Though it may not be a tropical system, the threat of heavy rains from a disturbance moving towards Mississippi has everyone on alert, including the company’s storm team.
According to the National Weather Service offices in Slidell, Mobile and Jackson, “a very moist air mass in place over the eastern gulf states will be slowly moving westward this week. By the middle of the week disturbances moving over the area may activate the air mass to produce rather large areas of heavy rainfall.”
Mississippi Power crews are prepared to restore service as quickly and safely as possible should severe weather interrupt service.
“Please be advised of the potential for frequent thunderstorms with significant rainfall over the next few days,” said Robert Boyd, distribution support supervisor.
Before, during or after a storm, customers who experience a power outage can view Mississippi Power’s online Outage Map using a smart phone, tablet, or laptop anytime to report an outage and track utility crews as they work to safely restore power.
Customers can also report outages by calling the dedicated outage line at 1-800-ITS DARK (1-800-487-3275). For all other inquiries, call the customer service line at 1-800-532-1502.
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