Mississippi Power completes tornado restoration

By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Power has completed initial storm restoration to the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal following Sunday’s tornado.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, The Hattiesburg American reports crews restored power to those customers able to receive it.

Mississippi Power Pine Belt Division Manager Jason Lee says more than 300 additional support personnel, including linemen, engineers and tree crews, were called to action to expedite the restoration process. The extensive damage included nearly 100 broken power poles as a result of the severe weather.

Lee says crews are now inspecting the system for any additional damage or weakened areas caused by the continuing inclement weather conditions.