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MLGW Crews Working To Restore Power
June 5, 2014

About 42,000 MLGW customers were without power resulting from a strong storm Thursday afternoon. MLGW crews are working to assess damages and restore power. Eight private contractors will assist in the restoration effort.

More storms are expected this weekend and additional outages could occur.

Customers are reminded to call the following numbers:

  • To Report an Outage: 544-6500
  • To Report an Emergency (such as downed lines or gas leaks): 528-4465
  • All Other Inquiries: 544-MLGW (6549)
  • Outage numbers can be tracked via MLGW's outage map at

MLGW highly recommends that you have an "Emergency Kit" in case electric, gas or water service is interrupted.

An emergency survival kit could include:

  • Bottled water
  • Canned food
  • Prescription medicines
  • Flashlight
  • Radio
  • Batteries
  • Can opener
  • First-aid kit
  • Baby food
  • Diapers
  • Eating utensils

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 420,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County with some of the lowest combined rates in the nation.