Mississippi Power: 95 percent restored by Monday

(From Mississippi Power)
Mississippi Power expects power to be restored to 95 percent of customers impacted by Hurricane Zeta by midnight on Monday night

About 31,000 customers restored as of 2 p.m. Friday

The Mississippi Power Hurricane Zeta storm team has restored service to about 31,000 customers impacted by the powerful storm as of 2 p.m. Friday. Based on the completed damage assessment, the company expects to complete restoration to 95 percent of customers by midnight on Monday night.

Mississippi Power’s transmission and distribution equipment suffered extensive damage, which requires a rebuild of a significant portion of the company’s electrical infrastructure throughout our service area.

“I want our customers to know that we have every available resource on this job,” said Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson. “Our crews and employees appreciate your continued patience as we work to safely restore your service.”   

The company has secured nearly 1,000 outside personnel from 16 states to join the Mississippi Power team.

Here are the estimated restoration times for cities across Mississippi Power’s Coast Division:

CityEstimated Restoration Date
D’Iberville Moss Point Pascagoula WigginsFriday, Oct. 30
Ocean SpringsSaturday, Oct. 31
BiloxiSunday, Nov.1
Bay St. Louis Gulfport Leakesville Long Beach Lucedale Pass Christian Saucier WavelandMonday, Nov. 2

The safety of our customers, their families and our crews is paramount. Please do not approach the crews so they can work to quickly and safely restore service and maintain COVID-19 protocols. Customers are also urged to avoid any downed power lines and should assume all lines are live.

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