News Release (7 a.m.)
Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall last night around 10:00 p.m., as a 70-mph storm. It crossed over land just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border and east of Pascagoula.
As of this morning, Singing River Electric has just over 10,500 meters out throughout the service territory. The largest outages are in Jackson County (4,375), followed by George County (2,664) and Greene County (2,625). All crews are out working to restore service. Several contract crews reported this morning and helped increase the fleet and manpower.
“We have additional crews on their way to assist in power restoration,” said general manager and CEO Brian Hughey. “Our goal as always is to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.”
What to do after the storm:
- The quickest way to report a power outage is with the SmartHub app. The app allows you to report the outage in seconds and inputs it directly into our outage management system to be assigned for repairs. Find out more: https://singingriver.com/smarthub/
- Download the map to view a LIVE outage map. You can also view it here: http://outageviewer.singingriver.com/
- Treat all downed power lines as if they are energized and stay away. https://singingriver.com/electric-safety/
- Never use a generator in an enclosed space. https://singingriver.com/electric-safety/#safety-tips
- There are steps that need to be taken to restore power to your home. Learn more: https://singingriver.com/how-is-my-power-restored/
For additional information and restoration updates: