Monday Pine Belt tornado restoration update

Monday Pine Belt tornado restoration update

Monday – 12 p.m. update: Mississippi Power has restored electric service to 98 percent of customers impacted by Pine Belt tornado

Mississippi Power transmission and distribution crews, along with contract crews from four neighboring states, worked safely into the night Sunday as restoration efforts continue following Saturday’s devastating tornado in the Pine Belt.

Since our last update, electric service has been restored to nearly 98 percent of customers who can receive it. The company will continue working to restore service to the remaining customers impacted by the storm by midnight Monday.

The outage peak was approximately 11,000 customers after the tornado damaged areas of south Hattiesburg and Petal early Saturday morning.

Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for more than 186,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power earned the 2015 ReliabilityOneTM Award for outstanding midsize utility for excellence in storm restoration and recovery efforts as well as being a leader in reliability, customer service and safety. Visit our websites at www.mississippipower.com and www.mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on TwitterLinkedInGoogle+ and YouTube.