Mississippi Power crews responded to widespread outages on the Coast Sunday afternoon and into the night as Cristobal brought heavy rain, flooding, and gusty wind to South Mississippi.
At 6 p.m. on Sunday, the company was reporting about 2,100 customers without service. Crews were restoring power throughout the day as issues developed.
From 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday, crews restored service to more than 11,000 customers affected by the storm.
Mississippi Power Spokesman Jeff Shepard tells News 25 the storm didn’t cause an excessive amount of outages and was a test run for what we could see this hurricane season. “It’s really been a storm that hasn’t caused tremendous outages. It’s just been heavy winds and tree limbs hitting power lines and knocking out power to maybe a couple hundred customers in the neighborhood in Pascagoula or Bay St. Louis and Biloxi, but not widespread outages you would see from a major storm.”
Mississippi Power provides energy for more than 188,000 customers in 23 Southeast Mississippi counties.