Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Central Electric Restoration Efforts Continue
Since the severe weather passed through our entire service territory yesterday, significant
progress has been made in power restoration efforts. There is extensive damage to many
lines due to trees and limbs down along with 25 broken poles.
Crews are working in each district to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Outside
assistance has arrived today from Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association, 4-County
Electric Power Association, & Singing River Electric Cooperative.
As of 6:00 p.m., Central Electric Power Association has 2,018 members without electric
service.
The following is a breakdown of the outages by county:
* Kemper County – 8
* Leake County – 217
* Attala County – 4
* Neshoba County – 1,054
* Newton County – 547
* Rankin County – 9
* Scott County – 179
To report an outage, please visit www.centralepa.com and click on Report an Outage or call
(601) 267-3043.
Please visit www.centralepa.com or tune in to your local radio station for outage information.
The next update will be given at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.
As a safety reminder, please stay away from downed power lines. We ask for your patience
during this time as we work to restore power to our members.
Central Electric Power Association serves over 36,000 accounts in a seven-county area in
central Mississippi, including Attala, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin and Scott
counties.

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