Days after Isaac, a quarter-million still in dark

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi officials say they have restored power to all of its customers whose homes and businesses could safely take electricity after Hurricane Isaac.

Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO, says in a news release Monday that customers without power from Isaac peaked at 63,512. Eight substations and seven transmission lines were damaged.

The Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, which had the largest number of outages during Isaac, reports earlier Monday 974 meters were without service. About 180 of the meters are not capable of receiving electricity.

Mississippi Power reported that it had restored electric service to 100 percent of its customers who could receive power just before midnight Thursday. Nearly one third of the company’s total customers were impacted from service interruptions.