MEMPHIS
68°
Sunday
Clear Sky
Current Memphis Weather
MLGW Home Page
Connect with us on Twitter Connect with us on Facebook Read our most recent blog Watch us on YouTube Connect with us on Instagram
Back to Home Page
News... / 
MLGW News Release
 
Wednesday night storms affect nearly 40,000 customers 
June 20, 2019
Fewer than 11,000 currently without power 
 
(June 20, 2019, 6 p.m.) – Nearly 40,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County experienced outages as a result of a storm producing wind gusts up to 67 mph that moved through late Wednesday night. Significant damage was caused by trees falling into poles and wires across our service area.

Fewer than 11,000 customers are still without power.  Outages are widespread throughout Shelby County. This storm produced hundreds of individual outages which will take longer to restore. MLGW expects that power to ninety percent of customers impacted by the storm will be restored by midnight on Friday, June 21. 

MLGW and contracted crews will be working around the clock to restore power. MLGW crews will work safely and quickly to restore services. 
Important MLGW contact information for customers: 
•  Outage Reporting: 544-6500
•  Emergency: 528-4465 (This number should be treated like 911. Gas leaks, electrical lines down.)
•  Customer Care Center: 544-6549
•  Online Outage Center: mlgw.com/home/outage center
 
City of Memphis Cooling Center Open Today until Further Notice:

Lewis Senior Center
1188 North Parkway
Memphis TN 38105

The Cooling Center will open today, June 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. until further notice while utilities are being restored. For transportation to the cooling center, citizens should contact The Office of Emergency Management at 901-636-2525.