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Power restored in tornado-torn cities, but lack of buses keep schools closed

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Power has completed initial storm restoration to the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal following Sunday’s tornado. As of 10 a.m. yesterday, The Hattiesburg American reports crews restored power to those customers able to receive it. Mississippi Power Pine Belt Division Manager Jason Lee says more than 300 additional support personnel, including linemen, engineers and tree crews, were ...

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Tornado leaves injuries, destruction in Hub City and surrounding areas

HATTIESBURG — Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi were waking up today to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than a dozen in the state were injured. Daylight also offered emergency management officials the chance to get a better handle on the damage that stretched across several counties. ...

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Officials worried about blackout before Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS  — While authorities investigate the causes of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show that Superdome officials were worried last fall about losing power at the big game. Officials warned in an Oct. 15 memo that tests on the dome’s electrical feeders showed decay and “a chance of failure.” Entergy New Orleans, the company that supplies the stadium ...

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Entergy issues statement about Superdome outage

Entergy has issued a statement regarding last night’s Super Bowl power outage: “Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system.  Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, ...

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MEMA gives update on damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from 11 counties as a result of severe weather that moved through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. “We were very fortunate that only one minor injury was reported,” said MEMA director Robert Latham. The counties reporting damages are: • Coahoma: Damage to at least one home and ...

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Storm system causes damage across South, Central U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A large storm system packing high winds, rain and some possible twisters tore across several states in the South and central U.S. yesterday, blacking out power to thousands, downing trees and damaging homes. One death was reported when a large tree blew down on a shed in Nashville, Tenn., where a man was sheltering, police told Nashville ...

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Entergy assess cost of Christmas Day ice storm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Entergy Arkansas has compiled preliminary damage estimates following the Christmas Day ice storm that gripped Central Arkansas and left more than 194,000 customers without power and caused extensive damage due to ice, snow and high wind. Total restoration costs for the repair and/or replacement of Entergy Arkansas’ electrical facilities in areas damaged from the winter storm ...

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Storm system causing damage across central, south Miss.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Heavy rain brought isolated mudslides, flooded streets and downed trees to parts of Mississippi today as a large storm system moved across the South. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Bryant said the worst weather was predicted south of U.S. Highway 82. He said there was “some risk” of severe weather, but heavy rain was the main concern. ...

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Palace Casino still in the dark

BILOXI — Palace Casino is expected to reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Sun Herald reports the parts needed to repair a primary power panel were located but delivery to the East Biloxi resort was delayed by snowstorms in the North. The power has been out since Sunday, when a short in the main power panel forced the evacuation of ...

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