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Eyes on Katrina

A South Mississippi hurricane journal

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Mississippi Power update 

Mississippi Power says it has restored power to nearly 127,000 customers, about 76 percent of those who can receive power. Some interesting numbers from the effort: -- More than 9,200 workers from around the country are assisting. -- More than 5,000 vehicles are being fueled each day. -- The Gulfport Service Center unloaded 60 tractor trailers of material in one 24-hour period. -- 6,000 poles have been delivered and distributed. -- 1,000 miles of wire have been delivered and distributed. The following payment offices are now open: Forest, Heidelberg, Laurel, Meridian, Newton, Quitman, Stonewall, Taylorsville, Union. These offices will open Sept. 12: Columbia, Ellisville, Hattiesburg, Leakesville, Lucedale, Lumberton, Picayune, Poplarville, Purvis, Sumrall, Waynesboro. These offices will not open until further notice: Bay St. Louis, Bay Springs, Biloxi, Gulfport, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, Richton and Wiggins. Customers can mail bills to PO Box 245, Birmingham, AL, 35201.

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