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Lee leaves path of destruction, one dead

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received a report of one death related to Tropical Depression Lee as well as numerous reports of damages and flooding across the state.

Officials in Tishomingo County say one person drowned after the vehicle they were traveling in was swept away while attempting to cross a flooded road. Two other people in the vehicle escaped unharmed.

The following counties are reporting damage as of yesterday:

• Hancock: Several flooded roads.

• Harrison: Several flooded roads, homes damaged.

• Hinds:  Several homes and apartments flooded, power outages due to downed trees, one shelter open on Robinson Road in Jackson.

• Jackson: Several flooded roads, several homes with flood damage in Moss Point and Pascagoula.

• Prentiss: At least one mobile home damaged and one road impacted by flood waters.

• Rankin: Several roads impacted by flooding.

• Stone: Several homes and one church with wind damage.

• Tishomingo: One death due to drowning.

• Wilkinson: Several roads flooded.

Entergy Corporation crews continued restoring power to customers affected by remnants of Tropical Storm Lee as the storm system slowly moved north yesterday afternoon.

Entergy linemen made progress restoring customers throughout the day Monday only to see outages occur elsewhere as storm bands struck sections of Mississippi and Louisiana and reached into Arkansas and Texas.

As of 3 p.m. yesterday, Entergy crews were working to restore power to 8,164 customers. The affected customers included 2,646 in Louisiana, 4,033 in Mississippi, 241 in Texas and 1,244 in Arkansas.


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