Mississippi Power is closely tracking Hurricane Michael’s path as the major storm is projected to hit the Florida Gulf Coast by Wednesday. The company is actively engaged with their sister utilities in the Southern Company system and emergency partners to ensure they are able to safely and efficiently respond.
“Our storm team is preparing to depart early afternoon on Tuesday to provide assistance to Gulf Power ahead of Hurricane Michael,” said Vice President of Customer Service and Operations Nicole Faulk. “We are grateful to be able to help support the restoration process for Hurricane Michael while ensuring we have the personnel necessary here at home to meet the needs of our own customers.”
Mississippi Power is sending nearly 100 employees to assist in the Hurricane Michael restoration effort. The team is made up of linemen and support personnel including engineers, logistics, fleet, security, supply chain and safety personnel. The storm team will depart from service centers in Meridian, Hattiesburg and Gulfport in the early afternoon tomorrow.