Areas still without power in Adams County could be restored until Friday – Mississippi’s best community newspaper
NATCHEZ – As of Sunday morning, Natchez and Adams County appeared to have missed much of the expected damage from Hurricane Ida, which bypassed just east of the region.
However, many were still without power on Tuesday morning as linemen still work to repair the damage. More than 4,000 Entergy customers and 3,200 members of the Southwest Electric Cooperative in Natchez and Adams counties were without power on Sunday as high winds knocked down trees and power lines.
Deb McGee of Southwest Electric said 366 meters in Adams County, or 6.45% of the meters in Adams County, still had no electricity on Tuesday afternoon.
“When this all started, we had 58 percent of the meters in Adams County,” she said.
Southwest currently has five teams working to restore power to the area, some of which are not with Southwest but are helping, McGee said.
“We expect everyone to be well by Friday,” she said. “Some areas of Adams that we are currently working on are Lower Woodville, Kingston, Dunbarton and Broadmoore. These areas are expected to be restored Tuesday and Wednesday and the remaining areas are expected to be restored Thursday and through Friday. “
Just after noon on Tuesday, Entergy’s website showed that 179 Adams County customers were still without power.
Entergy spokesman Tim Runnels said most of those customers are expected to be back by the end of the day Tuesday with perhaps a few postponed until Wednesday.
After that, the Entergy crews would direct their resources further south to areas of Gloster, Woodville and Meadville where the damage was more severe, he said.
More than 2,400 Amite County customers and more than 1,500 Entergy customers in Wilkinson County were still without power on Tuesday afternoon.