MISSISSIPPI, USA — With inclement weather cascading across the Mid-South last week, those in northern Mississippi face downed power lines and falling limbs in addition to power outages.
For those in the state who who need to report their power outages, a number is now available to call from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
Whether reporting outages or expressing other needs, (833) 591 6362 is the number to call to reach MEMA.
The resource information call center is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
While the center has had an influx of calls since announcing the call center was operational, MEMA encourages those who have trouble reaching an operator to keep trying during the hours that the center is open.
Last week, Entergy Mississippi reported thousands without power, with most of those among customers in north Mississippi. Since then, they've been assessing damage and restoring power where it's safe to do so. Sunday night, the company's website showed only a small number of customers still in the dark.
However, some Holly Springs Utility Department (HSUD) customers are still experiencing outages in their area.
MEMA tweeted Sunday afternoon photos of New Albany LGW working to bring the system back online. MEMA officials tell ABC 24 they are one of the companies assisting Holly Springs Utility Department. Several other power companies are working to help bring things back online.