Wednesday storm knocks out power


City and county authorities said a storm last Wednesday evening that rolled through Neshoba County knocked down tree limbs and caused power outages.

Philadelphia Utilities General Manager Kirk Morgan said the power went out about 5 p.m. Wednesday on East and West Myrtle streets as well as on Cumberland Avenue and Indian Hospital Road.

At the most, 150 residential customers and between eight and 10 businesses were out of power during peak outages, Morgan said.

Power was fully restored at 8 p.m., Morgan said.

Central Electric reported some outages as well, but officials could not be reached for a firm number.

Neshoba County Emergency Management Director Darrell Wilson said that the county had no emergency calls come in during the inclement weather, though some power outages were reported last Wednesday.

“Concerning the storm that came through yesterday,” Wilson said last week. “We had no reports called into 911 or EMA of damage to structures. We did have several calls of trees down throughout the county. Some trees landed on power lines causing some power outages.”

Wilson said that he is not sure what the final total of outages was for Central Electric customers in the county but knows the highest number he saw on the outage map was over 1,700.

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