4- County Update 5:50 P.M.
4-County works to restore power after tornado blasts through service area
About 4,220 4-County Electric Power Association members were without power as of 5:30 p.m. due to high winds associated with a tornado and storm systems that swept through the cooperative’s service territory. 4-County crews are in the process of damage assessment and restoration efforts. The majority of outages are in Noxubee County.
4-County Manager of Consumer Services Cliff Wall estimates that some 100 poles were snapped along with large amounts of line on the ground. Crews will work until 8 p.m. tonight when they will cease restoration efforts for safety reasons until early Friday morning.
The cooperative urges people to stay away from downed power lines. To report a 4-County outage, call 1-800-431-1544.