Press Release – 8-30-21 – 3:59 p.m.
Singing River Electric is completing power restoration following Category 4 Hurricane Ida. This intense storm made landfall in Louisiana yet caused heavy winds and rain affecting SRE’s entire service territory. Peak outages at the height of theS storm were 6,062.
Total current storm outages: 101
> 49 in Greene County
> 38 in George County
> 14 in Jackson County
Outages fluctuated throughout the day as rain and wind came through the area. The majority of outages were in Jackson County. The total number of SRE meters affected by Hurricane Ida were 10,516.
Power outages during tropical weather are most often caused by trees or limbs falling onto power lines and lightning damage to electrical equipment.
Singing River Electric Cooperative has weathered many storms in its 83 years and is your trusted source for power and information. Serving electricity to seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Stone, Perry, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington), Singing River Electric works to power homes, businesses and our local communities. For more information, visit www.singingriver.com and join our social media conversations on Facebook/Instagram (SingingRiverElectric) and Twitter (SRECooperative).