The latest update from Entergy shows 5737 people are without power in Warren County.
The historic weather of the past week has played havoc on power grids nationwide including Warren County. At the storms’ peak, the three main power suppliers to Warren County; Entergy, Twin County and Yazoo Valley, had almost 10,000 Warren County residents without power.
Twin County has restored power to most of the Warren County residents it serves in the northwestern part of the county. Yazoo Valley customers in the northeastern area are also largely back on the grid. Entergy was the hardest hit in the city and southern part of the county with thousands of trees and branches knocking out power.
Entergy has called in more crews and believes power will be restored to most of Warren County by Sunday night.
Community leaders have come together in an unprecedented effort to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. E-911 has been tirelessly dispatching calls to assist people with getting medications, food, shelter and medical treatment. Some of the most challenging calls have been getting dialysis patients to the lifesaving treatment centers.
A heroic effort by public works, law enforcement, first responders, and fire personal has saved an untold number of lives in Warren County. Community leaders including business owners like Ricky Hearn, TyAnn Ellis, and Kevin Roberts have helped and fed thousands of public service employees and residents in need.
As the effort draws to a close there are still numerous vulnerable people who will need assistance over the next few weeks as bills come due. Mayor Flaggs stated to the Vicksburg Daily News that no one’s water or gas would be shut off because of late payments from the last week. He has not indicated when that grace period will end.
Area grocery stores have seen record sales as empty shelves create challenges for food retailers all over the south. It is expected supplies will be back to normal levels within a week and citizens are asked to buy only what they need.
A run on gasoline was also noted late Friday afternoon as several stations around town ran out of inventory. Fuel resupply trucks had not been able to run for a few days and gas station tanks were empty throughout the community.
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