Outage maps for Mississippi Power, Coast Electric on MS Coast
About 300 homes in southern Mississippi lost power Tuesday night as severe weather began to move south from the Mississippi.
As a strong line of storms moves through the coast, Slidell and the New Orleans area on Tuesday evening, residents should prepare now if they lose power,
The National Weather Service has issued tornado and flood watches — as well as wind advisories — for parts of southern Mississippi through 9 p.m.
The NWS classifies winds that exceed 50 miles per hour as destructive winds. Wind gusts this evening could exceed 60 miles per hour in counties south of Mississippi. Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties are among those with wind advisories. At this speed, the winds could cause structural damage, uproot trees and knock down power lines.
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A strong band of storms is expected to move across southern Mississippi around 7 p.m. Mississippi Power reported about six customers without power as of 6:45 p.m., three in Pearl River County and three in Harrison County.
Additionally, Coast Electric reported 270 customers without power in central Pearl River County.
If you lose power, you can check power company outage maps to see when power is expected to be restored in your area:
Power cuts earlier in the day
Earlier in the afternoon, 300 residents of southern Mississippi briefly lost power.
Storm-related power outages began occurring after noon for Singing River Electric. Outages, mostly in George County, rose to 140 homes by 5:30 p.m. and fell to 33 homes half an hour later.
Coast Electric reported 216 homes without power as of 5.30pm and had fallen to 57 within 30 minutes. As of 6:45 p.m., nearly 300 people were again without power in central Pearl River County.
The enhanced severe weather warning, which was issued on Monday, also includes hail at least 1 inch in diameter. A one-inch hail, or about the size of a quarter, is enough to seriously damage a roof or a vehicle.