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Over 7,000 Warren County residents still without power

This afternoon, a squall line packing heavy rain and up to 60-70 mph winds cut through Warren County Tuesday dropping trees and power lines and leaving more than 9,000 people in the county without power.

As of 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, 7,285 Entergy customers in Warren County are still without power.

“We do have a lot of damage,” Entergy Customer Service Representative Sheila McKinnis said. “We have gotten on what we can and we are going to do what we can tonight with what we have. Tomorrow we will have more crews coming in to assist with the damage.”

McKinnis said those without power should call 1-800-968-8243 to report the outage. She said those with poles or wires down need to call 1-800-968-8243 and talk with a person as opposed to leaving a message with the automated system.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. commented on the outage Tuesday evening.

“I want to commend the citizens of Vicksburg for their patience as Entergy Mississippi works to restore power following the severe weather event that moved across our state earlier today,” he said. “City crews are continuing to work around the clock to clear streets of debris and repair traffic signals. Thankfully, there have been no reported injuries associated with today’s severe weather. Stay safe, Vicksburg.”

About Catherine Hadaway

Catherine Hadaway, as The Vicksburg Post’s publisher, oversees the business operations of the newspaper. She is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Business and Religion. She is a Director of Boone Newspapers, Inc., the family company that owns The Post. Catherine comes from a long line of newspaper publishers, starting with her grandfather, Buford Boone, who served as publisher of The Tuscaloosa News and earned journalism's highest honor when he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his editorial titled "What a Price for Peace." Catherine is a member of The Rotary Club of Vicksburg, Vicksburg Young Professionals, The Heritage Guild and The Vicksburg Warren County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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