Power restored after outage at Forrest General Hospital

Power restored after outage at Forrest General Hospital
Employees and patients at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg were operating on a generator for a few hours Sunday after a reported outage, according to Mississippi Power.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Employees and patients at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg were operating on a generator for a few hours Sunday after a reported outage, according to Mississippi Power.

Power was restored at the hospital around 5:30 p.m.

A Mississippi Power spokesman said they’re working to figure out what caused the outage.

“The generator and back-up plan worked effectively as it should and there never was a compromise to customer or patient care," Mississippi Power Spokesman Chris Vignes said. "While the hospital is fully restored, we are working closely with their operations to determine the root of the matter.”

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