Mississippi Power restores power following tornado, widespread storms

Mississippi Power restores power following tornado, widespread storms


Mississippi Power restored electricity service to all customers who are currently able to receive power following widespread storms throughout Mississippi and the Southeast. At the storm’s peak, more than 10,000 customers lost power – primarily in the Meridian region – due to an EF-2 tornado, persistent winds and heavy rains. As of 5:15 p.m., Mississippi Power has been able to safely and efficiently return power to those customers impacted.

“Meridian – and much of the state – was faced with a significant weather event on Saturday that created extensive damage and resulted in power outages,” said Mississippi Power Meridian Division Manager Eddie Kelly. “Our team worked throughout the night to get the lights back on for our customers and, while the power has returned for those who are able to receive it, Mississippi Power stands ready to assist in helping the communities we’re privileged to serve rebuild following the storm.”

Mississippi Power’s storm team was assisted by crews from Alabama Power who helped complete the restoration.

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