Singing River Electric sends linemen to East Mississippi Electric to aid storm restoration

Apprentice Lineman Kotye Hyatt and Construction Foreman Andrew Brown load materials that will be needed while restoring power for East Mississippi Electric.
Singing River Electric has 17 linemen in route to Meridian, Miss., to assist East Mississippi Electric Power Association (EMEPA) with power restoration following severe weather on March 26.
EMEPA’s service area sustained significant damage from the storm, including at least 50 broken poles. At 11 a.m., EMEPA reported 4,252 outages with the majority in Lauderdale and Newton counties.
Journeyman Linemen Brandon Fairley and Steven Smith load bolts and check hardware needed for power restoration.
“Helping our fellow cooperatives restore power after major storms is what we do,” said Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey. “Our linemen loaded their trucks and personal items quickly so they can start the power restoration process for EMEPA members upon arrival today.”
Lineman Edgar Bryant prepares a bucket truck for travel before leaving for East Mississippi Electric.
Singing River Electric has an 84-year heritage of providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves nearly 79,000 meters across 7,710 miles of power lines in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington).
The electric distribution cooperative works with Cooperative Energy to provide its members a diverse mix of generation resources including five small-scale solar sites locally and a 540-acre solar site in Lamar County. For more information, follow our conversations on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.



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