MLGW crews prepared for outages during Wednesday’s severe weather

MLGW crews prepared for outages during Wednesday’s severe weather
MLGW, city crews preparing for weekend severe weather (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Light, Gas and Water crews are preparing for severe weather set to hit the Mid-South Wednesday which could bring harsh thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail and even tornadoes.

Although MLGW will be working to restore power, it says customers can also prepare. The utility says customers should locate the gas and water shutoff valves, know how to identify the main electric service panel and how to turn them off in the event of an emergency.

Important MLGW contact information for customers:

  • Outage Reporting: 544-6500
  • Emergencies: 528-4465 (This number should be treated like 911. Use it to report gas leaks and downed electrical lines.)
  • Customer Care Center: 544-6549
  • Online Outage Center:

Shelby County Emergency Management suggests people prepare by listening out for weather alerts from the NOAA, designate a safe place to shelter, anticipate power outages, charge your cell phone or any other needed electronics beforehand and have batteries and flashlights ready for use.

Wednesday has been declared a First Alert Weather Day. Keep up with all of our weather updates on air and online at

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