Melissa Bryant with Coast Electric said that as of 10:30 a.m., there are 26,000 custormers without power.
About 5,000 are in Harrison County and there are scattered outages in Pearl River County. But the majority, Bryant said, is in Hancock County south of Interstate 10.
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Crews are not out because of current weather conditions, but they will return to work restoring power when it is safe to do so.
-- KATE MAGANDY