Energy crews work to restore power to tornado ravaged areas - - Jackson, MS

Energy crews work to restore power to tornado ravaged areas

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YAZOO COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Energy restoration crews worked around the clock to restore power to those left in the dark since Saturday's tornado.  460 Entergy customers were without power Monday.  Most of those are in Yazoo County.

About 75 remained without lights in Holmes and Attala Counties Monday.  Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association reported 650 customers in the dark.  About 100 power poles were split in two or toppled over in the strong winds.  Power lines were scattered along streets and twisted in debris.  Entergy estimated power will be restored to nearly all residences by midnight Tuesday.

"We're accustomed to dealing with it.  Getting it through the fallen trees getting destroyed homes out of the way and things of that nature is the biggest thing we have to contend with," said Entergy with help from Central Arkansas construction supervisor Troy Fulfer.

Atmos Energy also worked to restore gas to some 200 customers in Yazoo County.  Those who receive water from the Yazoo Water Association are under a boil water alert. Everyone should have running water, but those living in the Benton area are the only ones not under the alert.

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