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Severe Weather in Louisiana, Mississippi Sends Electric Crews to Help Neighbors

BATON ROUGE, La.–If you’ve seen the video of a train being blown off its tracks in Louisiana, you know the severe weather has been causing misery in Mississippi’s neighboring state. Some of the Magnolia State’s power crews were being sent there to help get the lights back on.

“Electric power associations in Mississippi have sent crews to a Louisiana electric cooperative to assist in restoring electric service due to severe weather. More than 50 utility workers from five associations are assisting Dixie Electric Membership Cooperative in Baton Rouge,” said Ron Stewart, senior vice president of the Electric ower Associations of Mississippi.

He said Dixie Electric crews have provided assistance to Mississippi systems over the past several years.

“As part of our regional emergency assistance program, we are prepared to assist electric cooperatives from other states in emergency situations.”

It was unclear how many Mississippi workers were headed to Louisiana.

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