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MLGW crews prepare for severe weather
December 29, 2021
(December 29, 2021) – Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is prepared for severe weather as showers and thunderstorms move into the area. We are anticipating damaging winds and heavy rainfall; there is also a secondary risk of brief tornadoes and hail.

MLGW crews and additional contract crews are ready to respond to any local damage or outages, however; restoration times may be extended due to COVID-19 safety measures.

Customers should avoid contact with downed power lines—even if their home or area has experienced a loss of power as the lines could still be energized.

To report an emergency such as downed wires or gas leaks, please call (901) 528-4465. This number should be treated like 911 and only used for these emergencies.

Important MLGW contact information for customers:
· Outage Reporting: (901) 544-6500
· Emergency: (901) 528-4465
· Customer Care Center: (901) 544-MLGW (6549)

Visit MLGW’s storm readiness guide for tips on preparing for weather emergencies: mlgw.com/images/content/files/pdf/StormPrep.pdf.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 437,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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