Storms cause thousands to lose power; flooded roads

Published 7:40 am Monday, May 13, 2024

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NATCHEZ — Adams County and City of Natchez offices have a delayed opening Monday, May 13, due to overnight storms causing power loss, water and debris in roadways.

Entergy has over 2,200 power outages reported by Adams County customers. Southwest electric has an additional 2,000 outages reported.

In a community announcement Neifa Hardy, Ph.D., Adams County Emergency Management liaison officer said offices would open at 10 a.m.

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Parents with school age children should check with their child’s school about any delayed start or closings, she said.

Residents are cautioned to steer clear of roads that have power lines or water across them.

“If you see any bands of water, turn around and don’t drown,” Hardy said.