Update: Entergy released a statement giving an update to restoration efforts.
Entergy says, “We made significant progress in our restoration efforts yesterday. As of 11 a.m., about 4,000 customers affected by the weekend’s storms remain without power, down from a peak of 38,300. Our crews are keeping at it to get the lights back on for everyone!”
JACKSON, Miss.(WJTV) – Entergy MS says they’re still working to restore power to thousands of customers affected by this weekend’s storms.
The company says since their evaluation Sunday, around 7pm, they’ve restored power to 25,300 customers, but 13,000 still remain in the dark. The hardest hit areas being near Greenville and Rosedale.
Severe storms, including tornadoes, are to blame for Entergy needing to repair or replace 400 poles, 775 spans of wire, 16 transformers and 331 cross arms.
Monday Entergy will deploy an additional 350 workers on the ground with plans to fully restore power across the state in the next several days.
For a detailed list of damages across the state and more information about Entergy’s restoration efforts, click here.