Entergy Mississippi Crews Deploy for North Mississippi

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF version Here’s how you can stay safe, connected and informed during winter storm JACKSON, Miss.--Entergy Mississippi crews will leave for north Mississippi Friday morning from across the state in anticipation of a predicted major winter storm. The storm is expected to affect Arkansas and possibly northern Mississippi on Friday and Sunday. Approximately 165 workers will be stationed in Southaven and Senatobia ready to respond to any Mississippi outages. If there are no outages, the crews will travel to affected areas in Arkansas to help with restoration as needed. The forecast calls for more than one-half inch of ice, plus snow and freezing rain. Freezing temperatures could last through most of next week. “We’re fortunate that current forecasts don’t anticipate much impact from frozen precipitation in most of our service area,” said Dale Hancock, Entergy Mississippi operations manager. “But with the potential for ice in north Mississippi, we could be affected. We’ll have additional crews in place to safely restore any power outages as quickly as possible or to offer help to our neighbors in Arkansas as needed.” Customers should prepare for the storm as well. Download Entergy’s mobile app to access outage maps and information. In addition, customers can access storm-preparedness tips and online services through Entergy Storm Center, View Outages and myAccount. Through myAccount, customers can sign up to send and receive text information about power outages at their homes and businesses through their cellphones. Registration is easy.       Safety First In times of storms, make safety the first priority by following these simple tips:  Do not walk in standing water or debris-covered areas since power lines that could be energized and dangerous may not be visible. Call 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243) to report downed or dangling power lines, poles or other damaged equipment.  Keep away from fences and other objects that can become energized if they come in contact with downed power lines.  Don’t use candles or other flammable devices to light or warm your home.  Check on seniors, who can be particularly susceptible to extreme temperatures. For more, visit Entergy Mississippi's safety page. Stay Comfy, Save Money Entergy Mississippi also offers tips to help battle winter’s chill while keeping a lid on energy bills: Adjust the thermostat. During winter months, grab a sweater or a blanket to stay toasty, and set the thermostat to 68 degrees. Every degree higher can add 3 percent to your bill.  Conserve hot water. Wrap your electric water heater with a water heater blanket and set the thermostat to 120 degrees or medium.  Replace air and furnace filters every 30 days or as required by the type of filter.  When you change your light bulbs, replace them with energy-efficient models. Entergy recommends Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 70 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.  Seal air leaks. Install weather stripping around doors, windows and any location where there may be a path between the inside and outside of your home. More tips, as well as clear, do-it-yourself videos, to help put these ideas to work can be found at entergy-mississippi.com/save money . Entergy Mississippi, Inc., which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, provides electricity to more than 437,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.

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