Campers force to rough it outdoors after storms knock out power - - Jackson, MS

Campers force to rough it outdoors after storms knock out power

TYLERTOWN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Fourth of July camp out was ruined by storms for families who really ended up roughing it without power.
 Campers at Paradise Ranch and Resort in Tylertown were forced to sleep in the great outdoors when their cabins lost power.
They planned to spend the holiday at the camp grounds.
At one point Saturday more than 1,100 Walthall County residents were left in the dark.

"We had three major storms roll through yesterday. The last one knocked the electricity out and we had family on the river we were kinda concerned with but they all got back safe," said camper Bob Crider of Monticello.

"Between the 10 campers and the people staying in the RV's we had about 200 people here this weekend and after the power went out they were trying to tough it out and it got to be it had been 24 hours without power and so they were like we gotta go," said Timothy May with Paradise Ranch and Resort.

Entergy MS spokeswoman Mara Hartmann said two separate lightning strikes caused the outages in Wilkinson county Saturday.
The first hit a circuit there. 
 Power was restored to most by 10 p.m. 
 Sunday storms produced a second lightning strike that hit a substation around 2 o'clock .
 Crews are working to restore power to residents in mostly rural areas.

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