The Mississippi Power Authority reported a power outage that impacted more than 2,000 customers across the state, and the Mississippi Department of Health said an outage of up to 1,600 customers was expected.
The power outage in Mississippi began at 8:23 p.m. local time and affected more than 5,500 customers, according to a news release.
The outage was reported on the MDA’s website.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities.
The Mississippi Department is assisting Mississippi Emergency Management.
Paul LePage declared a state of emergency in several communities across the country after a power failure on Wednesday evening.
Officials there reported that power was out in more than a quarter of the state’s 1,700 counties.
Power outages also affected Maine’s other large cities and towns.
A power outage affecting 1,000 to 2,500 homes was also reported in Washington state on Thursday.
Power outages affecting more than 500 homes in Alabama on Thursday caused damage that officials said totaled more than $5 million.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency reported that more than 600 homes were without power.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.