Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power restored electricity service to all customers who are currently able to receive power following Hurricane Nate. Nearly 22,000 customers lost power due to the Category 1 storm and Mississippi Power has been able to safely and efficiently return power to those customers impacted.
“I am pleased we were able to restore service today ahead of schedule to those customers who could receive power,” said Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson. “Our team and the additional resources dispatched to assist us worked very hard and safely to get the lights back on for our customers. I am also deeply appreciative of the assistance from all public safety and government partners who provided their support before, during and after Hurricane Nate.”
Mississippi Power crews were assisted by nearly 1,000 crewmembers from Southern Company subsidiaries, including Georgia Power and Power Secure, as well as other contracted personnel including lineman, tree crews and damage assessment teams.
Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for nearly 187,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power ranked first in the Southeastern Electric Exchange’s 2016 Safety Performance Reports and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in reliability, customer service and safety. Visit our websites at mississippipower.com and mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.