Flaggs addresses storm damage; says goal is to resolve issues in next 24 hours

Published 10:13 am Thursday, April 11, 2024

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. on Thursday said city crews are hard at work to resolve issues and clean up damage caused by this week’s storm, adding he is hopeful most of the problems facing residents will be taken care of in the next 24 hours.

“Mayor Flaggs has been in conversation with Entergy Mississippi and the city’s Public Works Director this morning for a status update on power and water outages,” city officials said in a prepared release.

“As mayor, I understand the challenges our community faces with the power and water outages,” Flaggs added. “Rest assured, both teams are actively working to address these issues and restore services swiftly. Your patience and cooperation during this time are invaluable as we navigate through these challenges together. ”

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Flaggs said crews from Entergy Mississippi are making progress toward restoring power and city crews are working to locate the break from last night.

“I am confident all issues will be resolved within the next 24 hours,” he said.

Among the issues facing Vicksburg residents today (Thursday, April 11) are downed limbs and power lines, blocked roadways, power outages and water pressure issues and outages.

Flaggs said the city has a contract with Waste Management to pick up tree limbs and other debris and asked the public to adhere to the following guidelines when having either removed from private property:

  • Limbs must be cut equal to three-to-five-feet long and no wider than 10 inches in diameter;
  • Residents must place yard debris curbside for collection;
  • Residents should call the Action Line at 601-636-3411 or 601-801-3411 to make a request for debris pickup.

Flaggs said a work order to Waste Management is then generated by the Action Line. Waste Management has up to seven business days from the day the work order was generated to pick up debris. Limbs will be picked up at the customer’s second trash pickup day of the week.