The management of Dixie Electric Power Association activated its emergency response plan on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in response to Tropical Storm Gordon.
“We are making preparation at Dixie Electric, but we also encourage our members to make preparations for their families,” General Manager Randy Smith said.
Dixie Electric has a network of electric cooperatives from across the state and nation that will send line crews in the event of a major power outage. Also, the cooperative has contracts with power line companies that can send additional line crews and right-of-way clearing crews if necessary.
Members of Dixie Electric can report power outages by calling their local district office number or after-hours number or by using the SmartHub app. The app is the quickest and easiest way to report an outage. These methods of reporting feed directly into the outage management system in Dixie Electric’s dispatch center.
- Laurel – 601-425-2535
- Petal – 601-583-1131
- Waynesboro – 601-735-2072
- After Hours – 888-465-9209
Information updates will be provided to the news media and will be available on Dixie Electric’s social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please report outages through the ways listed above; there is no way to directly report outages through social media.
Dixie Electric serves seven counties in south Mississippi, including Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Perry and Wayne. The rural electric cooperative provides electric power to 39,000 homes and businesses through 4,900 miles of power line.