Wednesday evening update: Mississippi Power restored service to all of the company’s customers impacted by Hurricane Sally Wednesday evening.
The Storm Center is now closed, and the company assembled a team to assist Alabama Power with restoration efforts.
A storm team of 100 linemen and support personnel and 90 additional contract personnel will travel Thursday morning from both the Coast and Northern divisions.
Mississippi Power crews were out early Wednesday morning responding to outages related to Hurricane Sally, primarily in Jackson County.
The slow-moving storm has meandered along the northern Gulf of Mexico for almost three days before making landfall today about 4 a.m. near Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 2 hurricane.
At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Mississippi Power crews had safely restored power to about 1,000 customers from sporadic outages caused by Sally’s approach to the coastline Monday and Tuesday.
At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the company was reporting about 2,500 outages and most of those were in Pascagoula and Moss Point, the closest Mississippi cities to landfall. By 8 a.m., there were about 1,600 outages, approximately 1,300 of those in Moss Point.
When restoration is complete here, the company is also prepared to assist Alabama Power in its restoration effort.
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