Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power announced that as of 6 p.m. Monday, 99 percent of customers who can receive power following Hurricane Zeta have been fully restored. This is ahead of the company’s original estimation of 95 percent of customers restored by midnight tonight.

“I want to thank our customers for their patience and perseverance as we worked to restore their service,” Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson said. “We put every resource available to us into restoring their service as quickly and safely as possible.”

Immediately after Hurricane Zeta’s winds died down, Mississippi Power’s storm team began assessing damage and restoring service Wednesday night. The company secured nearly 1,700 personnel from 20 states to work the restoration event until every light was on.

“We appreciate our customers hanging tough with us,” Mississippi Power Vice President of Customer Service and Operations Fran Forehand said. “The outpouring of support, from honking horns and donated meals, to the tremendous response on social media, lifted our team’s spirits and helped them power through for our customers.”

Mississippi Power’s storm team will continue working to restore service to all remaining customers impacted by the storm.

Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for nearly 190,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. With nearly 160 megawatts of approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is the largest partner in providing renewable energy in the state of Mississippi. Visit our websites at mississippipower.com and mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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