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As Delta shows her might, Vicksburg and Warren County respond to the task

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(photo by David Day)

After almost a week filled with preparations for Hurricane Delta, city, county and state crews proved they were up to handling whatever destruction the storm brought to the Vicksburg Warren County area.

The busiest time was between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday when more than a dozen trees came down throughout the county. Vicksburg Deputy Police Chief Bobby Stewart and Warren County Chief Deputy Billy Joe Heggins directed law enforcement response with assistance from county firefighters as work crews cut trees and erected barricades while utility crews disconnected electricity to downed power lines.

A home at 112 Woodstock Drive sustained damage as a tree fell on the house. No Injuries were reported.

“I think we were blessed,” said Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr.

As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, areas with trees and utility issues include:

  • The 300 block of Enchanted Drive is blocked by large tree and power lines.
  • Redbone Road at Meadow Brook Drive is blocked by large trees and power lines.
  • Roseland Drive at Buena Vista Drive is blocked with a broken power pole and lines.
  • Wisconsin Avenue at Fleur De Lis Drive is blocked with two power poles leaning into roadway.
  • 112 Woodstock Drive large tree limb on house and driveway blocked; no injuries. No street residential flooding.
  • 400 block of Still Drive: Large tree down with power lines involved.
  • Lake Boulevard: Tree down with power lines involved.

Reports of trees down and power lines down are still incoming. Authorities are encouraging residents to stay off the roads if possible, to allow for debris removal.

Entergy is reporting 3,900 outages in Warren County and 109 outages in Madison Parish as of 7:45 a.m. Approximately 95.000 outages are reported in Mississippi and 597,000 in Louisiana.

 

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