Singing River Electric Crews working to restore power following Hurricane Nate

Trucks will roll out into the communities before daylight this morning. Eight different Mississippi electric cooperative crews and six contract crews join Singing River Electric linemen to expedite the effort of restoring power to southeast Mississippi.

  • As of 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, Singing River Electric has 1,326 members without power. That is down from 32,950 at 6:43 a.m. on Sunday (Oct. 8) morning.
    • 428 are from George Co. – down from 7,092
    • 16 from Greene Co. – down from 1,413
    • 860 from Jackson Co. – down from 23,834
    • 22 from Mobile Co. in Ala.

 

“We are proud of the progress made yesterday,” said general manager and CEO Mike Smith. “The combined effort of our Singing River Electric crews alongside visiting crews helped speed restorations and will help us make efforts today more effective.”

 

It is very important that Singing River Electric members take the time to report their power outage. When reporting the outage by the SmartHub app or by phone, the outage goes directly into the outage management system and can be assigned to a serviceman or crew.

 

Outages can be reported in two ways:

 

  1. Download Singing River Electric’s SmartHub app to report power outages quickly and to view a live outage map. The app can be downloaded from our website located at www.singingriver.com.
  2. Outages can also be reported by calling 228-497-1313 or 601-947-4211 and pressing 1. Phone lines are very busy due to high number of outages. Please keep calling.

 

Power outages during a hurricane are most often caused by trees or limbs falling onto power lines and lightning damage to electrical equipment. Singing River Electric dispatchers are on duty around the clock, SRE linemen and visiting crews are working to restore power to members as quickly and safely as possible.

 

Outage updates and other information will be posted to Singing River Electric’s Facebook/Instagram (singingriverelectric) and Twitter (@SRECooperative) accounts, as well as on www.singingriver.com. Outage reports cannot be taken on social media.

 

Singing River Electric is an electric distribution cooperative owned by its nearly 74,000 members in Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Wayne, Stone and Harrison counties in Mississippi, as well as Washington and Mobile counties in Alabama. The cooperative strives to provide quality, responsive electric service and be an active participant in the local communities served.

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