Meridian, Miss. Mississippi Power Company has launched a new interactive online map, to help supply customers with more and better information about power outages.
Company representative Keith Guillot showed how easy the map is to use. He says customer surveys revealed that residents want this information.
Of course, losing power puts desktop computers out of commission. So this map is easily accessible through smart phones and tablets, too.
"They can not only view the current outage, they can be able to determine what the cause of it is, how many customers that are affected, as well as receive an estimated restoration time," said Guillot.
For those who don't have smart phones or tablets, customers can still call 1-800-ITS-DARK to report outages and receive an estimated time for power to be restored.
Click the link below to view Mississippi power's outage map.