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Singing River Electric crews worked through the night on Sunday, April 12, to restore power locally to nearly 3,000 homes and businesses. Power was restored to all but one outage along the river in Greene County by the next morning.
As crews worked Monday morning, April 13, to restore those members in Greene County, an SRE six-man crew left to assist the Moss community in Jones County served by Dixie Electric Power Association. This sister cooperative just north of SRE serves Jones, Covington, and Jasper counties, which were some of the hardest hit in Mississippi by the 2020 Easter tornadoes. At the height of destruction, Dixie Electric had more than 7,000 meters out and more than 200 broken power poles.
On Tuesday, April 14, three SRE crews with 14 men and seven trucks returned to the stricken Moss community to resume restoration work. SRE crews will continue to switch out crews daily this week as requested to help Dixie Electric in their rebuilding process.
For more information on tornado restoration efforts, see Singing River Electric and Dixie Electric’s Facebook pages or visit their websites at singingriver.com and dixieepa.com.