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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Mississippi Power update 

Mississippi Power says it has restored electricity to 65 percent (nearly 110,000) of its customers that can receive power. More than 9,200 workers from around the country are helping the effort. Estimates for restoring service to customers include: Sept. 7: Leakesville, Lucedale, Richton Sept. 8: Bay St. Louis, Long Beach, Wiggins, Saucier Sept. 9: Pascagoula, Moss Point, Pass Christian, DeLisle Sept. 10: Hattiesburg, Laurel Sept. 11: Biloxi, Gulfport, Picayune, Poplarville "We're asking that customers in areas that have been restored contact us if they still have problems," spokesperson Kurt Brautigam said in a release. "Because the damage was so widespread and severe, there will be a number of individual customer problems that can be corrected as soon as they're identified." Customers can report outages at 800-ITS-DARK (800-487-3275).

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