Storm cuts power, fells many trees

Staff Writer

Tuesday night’s storm rattled much of Grenada, and left many people in the dark. Some were still without electricity two days later.
High winds and rains pounded western Grenada County and damaged portion of the historic Airport Hangar that turns 75 this year.
“They projected 70 miles per hour winds with that storm,” City Manager Trey Baker said. “I’m not sure if it got to that, but sheets of metal were blown off the hangar. It even damaged a few windows.”
By the end of the fast moving storm, more than 1,000 customers were without power in the area.
Cheryl Comans, Entergy’s customer service manager, said the Grenada area saw the most widespread power outages in their coverage area.
“Everything was so scattered, and that’s what made it so tough,” Comans said. “Grenada, Elliott, Gore Springs, all of these areas were affected. It wasn’t just one location, it was pretty significant.”
As of Thursday morning, Comans said there were less than 50 outages in the area.
Delta Electric, which serves the western portion of the county, also reported outages.
In Holcomb, District Five County Supervisor Chad Gray said the storm caused heavy damage.
According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, another round of strong storms are expected this afternoon and through this evening.

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