1,900 still without power in countyPublished 12:03am Sunday, September 2, 2012
NATCHEZ — Lingering thunderstorms from Tropical Storm Isaac knocked out power to Adams County residents Saturday that were previously restored, resulting in 1,900 residents still without power.rare
Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association spokeswoman Azalea Knight said a large tree fell on a line Saturday that servicemen were preparing to turn back on.
“We’ve seen some awfully big trees fall from this storm, and it’s frustrating for both our customers and servicemen, but that’s just the nature of the beast,” Knight said. “The thunderstorms we saw (Saturday) afternoon set us back a little, but we’re still on schedule to have everyone restored by (today) or Monday.”
Friday evening, 1,302 Southwest meters in Adams County were still without electricity, and Southwest had a total of 5,235 meters out system-wide, Knight said.
The tree that fell on Saturday knocked out power to customers whose power had been previously been restored, bringing the total number of outages on Saturday to approximately 1,900 in Adams County and 6,000 system-wide, Knight said.
Entergy spokesman Tim Runnels said the power company had restored power to all its Natchez customers Saturday afternoon.
“We’re glad to have everyone in Natchez back on, and we appreciate the public being patient with us,” Runnels said. “It’s definitely been a team effort between everyone to get power restored.”
Runnels said there were approximately 242 residents in Franklin County and 748 residents in Wilkinson and parts of Amite counties still without power.
The Entergy Mississippi Storm Center website said everyone capable of receiving electricity should have their power restored by Monday.