Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Entergy: Katrina costs paid in full

JACKSON, Mississippi– In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, more than 300,000 Entergy Mississippi customers were in the dark. Power restoration took 11 days, engaged more than 4,200 linemen and support personnel and cost more than $89 million. That bill is now paid in full, and because of that, the $.74 charge will be removed from customer’s bills beginning today.

“Much like Katrina itself, the extent of the damage, and the large price tag on the restoration that came with it, came as a shock to everyone,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “Because restoration costs are considered a cost of providing electric service, they are paid for by customers. That’s why we sought a creative way to pay, so our customers would not see a spike in their bills.

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