Storm knocks out power to homes, schools in Warren County

Published 12:14 pm Thursday, September 2, 2021

A thunderstorm that hit the Vicksburg area Wednesday night knocked out power to 2,438 Entergy customers including three schools, Entergy customer service representative Shelia McKinnis said.

The storm hit about 9 p.m. Wednesday with strong winds and heavy rain. The storm knocked trees on power lines on Howard Street, Harrison Street, Lake Street and Short Cherry Street and broke a pole on Drummond Street.

The problems also knocked out power to Dana Road Elementary, Vicksburg Intermediate School and Warrenton Elementary, closing them for the day.

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McKinnis said power is expected to be restored by 10 p.m. Thursday.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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