Thunderstorms Bring Damage To Copiah County

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. – Storms rolled through Copiah County this evening knocking out power to hundreds of customers.

The high winds and heavy rain took down trees and has power crews working to restore service at this hour.

For hundreds of people living in Copiah County Friday evening was spent without power.

“It happened so fast until it was so sudden, until it was just there,” Katrina Granderson explained.

Granderson says she was running errands when a storm took over her Copiah County neighborhood around five o’clock.

“All of a sudden the wind started blowing, cans start blowing, you could see the rain and the wind at the same time,” she said.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Copiah County, the storm brought down trees and took out power lines.

“I didn’t know what to think, I was shook up,” Titus McKinney told WJTV.

Entergy reported 238 customers without power in the Hazlehurst area, McKinney says he watched as trees toppled over leaving his family in darkness.

“I was sitting in my car, and I heard something real loud–I’m looking like what is that,” McKinney explained. “I got out my car, I looked it was a big tree in the middle of the street.”

So far no injuries or deaths have been reported as clean-up efforts continue.

“I was prepared for the lights to be out and everything, but right now it seems to be quiet, but the rains is coming in going out but I’m being precautious,” Granderson said.

Entergy tells us they are working to have power restored by 10:30 Friday night, but there is a possibility it could be back on later than expected.

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