MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- About 18,000 customers are still without power across Central and East Mississippi Friday morning following Thursday's severe storms.
Central Electric Power, which serves customers in Attala, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin and Scott Counties, is reporting the highest number of outages.
Here's a breakdown of reported customer outages by company/cooperative as of 10:30 a.m. Friday:
CENTRAL ELECTRIC POWER: under 13,000
SOUTHERN PINE ELECTRIC: about 4,300
EMEPA: about 200
MISSISSIPPI POWER: about 300
Crews are working around-the-clock to restore power to storm-damaged areas. Please be patient and make sure you avoid downed lines.