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Utility Companies Work To Restore Power From Southern Storms

By: Kristen Connolly
By: Kristen Connolly

"It was scary, I can tell you that." The words of a truck trailer salesman in Richland, Mississippi, one of the communities hit by strong storms that pummeled parts of the South with strong winds, heavy rain, hail and possible tornadoes.
Tate Moudy says the storm flipped a number of 18-wheelers parked
outside and ripped away the sales office roof. He says employees
stayed inside because of downed power lines.
Thousands of people are without power from yesterday's storms.
Out-of-state crews are being brought in to help but utility
officials say it could be Monday before all the power is back on. A
Louisiana utility hopes to have service restored by this afternoon.
Authorities in Jackson, Mississippi, say ambulances responded to
at least 75 emergency calls in the area last night. More than 20
people were taken to hospitals.


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