Mississippi Power restoration update Day 14
GULFPORT, MS -- Mississippi Power completed its initial restoration efforts Saturday evening, restoring service to all customers who could receive it 12 days after the companys electric system was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Nearly 169,000 of the companys 195,000 customers have been restored.
The following Mississippi Power customer service offices are now open: Columbia, Ellisville, Hattiesburg, Leakesville, Lucedale, Lumberton, Picayune, Poplarville, Purvis, Sumrall, Waynesboro, Bay St. Louis, Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Bay Springs, Forest, Heidelberg, Laurel. Meridian, Newton, Quitman, Stonewall, Taylorsville, Union.
The following offices will not open until further notice: Biloxi, Gulfport, Moss Point, Pass Christian, Richton, Wiggins.
Customers can mail bills to the P O Box address on their bill (P O Box 245, Birmingham, AL 35201).
Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves 195,000 customers in 23 Southeast Mississippi counties. For more information and daily updates on the companys progress toward restoring service, go to www.mississippipower.com.
With more than 4 million customers and nearly 39,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier super-regional energy company in the Southeast and a leading U.S. producer of electricity. Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, a growing competitive generation company and a competitive retail natural gas business, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Visit the Southern Company Web site at www.southerncompany.com.