UPDATE: Central Electric Reports Outages


Date: October 30, 2019
Central Electric’s Power Restoration Complete
Substantial rain fall and damaging winds from Tropical Depression Olga hit central Mississippi on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Central Electric Power Association experienced sustained power outages in Attala, Leake, Neshoba, Scott, Newton, and Kemper counties and promptly mobilized their field operations staff. CEPA worked through the night to restore power.
Central Electric Power Association had more than 18,000 members without electric service and approximately 60 broken poles due to the severe storms.
Twenty-one additional personnel arrived to aid in power restoration. Central Electric would like to thank: North East EPA, East MS EPA, and Black Warrior Electric Membership Cooperative for their assistance.
The following is a breakdown of outages by day end:
Saturday, October 26 – 8,000
Sunday, October 27 – 2,900
Monday, October 28 –1,580
Tuesday, October 29 – 150
As of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, all power has been restored to all members that can receive power.
Manager Long praises CEPA employees along with the employees from three cooperatives from Mississippi and Alabama.
Central Electric Power Association wants to thank the membership for their patience and support during this time.
If you are still without power or are ready to have your service connected, please contact your local Central Electric Power Association office.
Carthage – 601-267-5671
Philadelphia – 601-656-2601
Sebastopol – 601-625-7422
Rankin – 601-829-1201
Central Electric Power Association serves over 36,000 accounts in a seven-county area in central Mississippi, including Attala, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin and Scott counties.