Mississippi Power’s storm team returned home safely on Sunday after assisting Alabama Power with restoration efforts following an outbreak of tornadoes on Thursday.
“Our team was very productive during our time helping Alabama Power get service back to their customers following the severe weather,” said Shared Services Manager Scott Cashwell, who served as the storm team leader. “We received numerous compliments for our professionalism and efficiency. Most importantly, we worked and travelled safely as that is always our top priority.”
The company crews worked primarily in the area of Centreville, located just southeast of Tuscaloosa. Eight tornadoes reportedly touched down in Alabama Thursday afternoon, including one that caused major damage in Centreville, stayed on the ground for about an hour and covered a 100-mile stretch.
Mississippi Power sent a team of nearly 90 linemen and support personnel from the Northern and Coast divisions to the impacted area Friday morning. They picked up assignments as they began arriving and continued their work on Saturday.
The team was released and began travelling home Sunday morning after another line of storms past through but didn’t cause significant outages.
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