KEISER, AR (KAIT) – Nearly 400 homes are still without power as of 6:00 Wednesday in Keiser in Mississippi County. According to Paul Brewster, residents in Keiser can expect to have power restored sometime around 7:00 to 8:00 Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, more than 1,000 homes were still without power after severe thunderstorms pounded Region 8 Monday.
According to Entergy Arkansas, power was out in the Wilson, Keiser and Dyess areas of Mississippi County early Wednesday. Click here for current outages.
Brewster told Region 8 News utility crews from other parts of Arkansas have been called in to assist in the restoration operation.
"The only customers that we may have out may be isolated incidents or isolated customers and primarily those will be customers that sustained damage to their homes where their electrical service enters the home," said Brewster. "I just want to express our sincere appreciation for their patience and understanding as we've been working to restore service to customers."
Brewster said power was restored in Wilson after noon Wednesday. He said some residents who live in isolated areas could be without power for another day.
Some businesses have been using generators to stay open. The owner of Don's Corner Store in Keiser said residents have been buying bottled drinks and ice to stay cool during the day.
While power is out to hundreds of homes, temperatures again touched 90 degrees. Residents are being urged to use caution while cleaning up storm damage outside.