Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power wants to remind customers there are a few things they can do to make sure their neighborhoods stay safe and bright this Halloween.
Customers can report a streetlight outage in their neighborhood ahead of Halloween weekend by visiting the Mississippi Power website here or by calling 1-800-ITS-DARK.
“Safety is always a priority at Mississippi Power, and we want to make sure our communities are well-lit for the many families that will be trick-or-treating this Halloween,” said Spokeswoman Kaila Moran Griffith. “By reporting a streetlight outage and following some basic safety tips, your family can stay safe while having fun.”
To make sure your family stays safe while out trick-or-treating, Mississippi Power recommends the following tips:
· Take sidewalks whenever possible
· Use reflective tape on the back and front of costumes
· Only visit areas that are well-lit
· Always travel in groups
· Carry a flashlight and cell phone
· Pay attention to small children by putting down electronics while walking
Customers looking to brighten up their home or business can work directly with Mississippi Power to add lighting to their space by visiting mississippipower.com/outdoorlighting.
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