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8 p.m. Sunday
Corinth and Alcorn County schools will be closed Monday because of power outages.
The former Tupelo Automobile Museum building sustained serious damage on Saturday.
3:22 p.m. Sunday
Prentiss County schools will be closed Monday because of power outages across the county.
3 p.m. Sunday
Tombigbee EPA general manager Bill Long said not all customers will get power back on Sunday because of the number of damaged or broken power poles that must be replaced.
He added the number of customers without power is down to 4, 701 as of 3 p.m.
1:58 p.m. Sunday
From the city of Tupelo:
City officials met this morning to assess storm damage and clean up efforts. We are continuing to restore all power and clean up today. Tupelo Water & Light, Tupelo Public Works and Tombigbee Electric Power Association crews are working in our community. If you have any issues needing attention, please call Tupelo Fire Station 1 at 662-841-6439.
There are still traffic lights which are not working:
•McCullough Boulevard & Coley Road
Until power is restored to these lights, please use caution and treat intersections as a four way stop.
Any brush moved to curbs will be picked up by Tupelo Public Works.
1:38 p.m. Sunday
From East Mississippi EPA:
Crews have knocked the outages down to 213 in Winston County and continue to work to restore those remaining. Thank you for your continued patience as they work as quickly as possible.
10:50 a.m. Sunday
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tombigbee Electric Power Association expects power to be restored to all of its customers on Sunday.
General manager Bill Long said roughly 6,500 customers were still without power as of 8 a.m. Sunday.
He added all Tombigbee EPA employees are working to get electricity restored, including those who were on personal leave or outside the state.
Also assisting with the effort are 25 workers from four neighboring power associations.
However, Alcorn County Electric Power Association said it make take several days for customers to get electricity back even though "we are all hands on deck and bringing in more crews from other states and other coops within our state."
More than 7,100 Alcorn County EPA customers were without power as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
4-County Electric Power Association reported more than 700 without power as of 10 a.m. Sunday with most of those customers being in Choctaw County.
East Mississippi Electric Power Association reported nearly 500 power outages in Winston County as of 10 a.m. Sunday.
Meanwhile, Natchez Trace Electric Power Association was able to restore power to the WTVA and WLOV transmitters in Chickasaw County, allowing both station to resume broadcasting at full power.
10 p.m. Saturday
From the Tupelo mayor's office:
Mayor Jason Shelton has signed a Proclamation of Local Emergency and Declaration of the City of Tupelo, Mississippi a Disaster Area as the result of thunderstorms and straight line winds on October 26, 2019. Captain Jason Cross of the Tupelo Fire Department has been designated as Coordinator of Emergency Response, with Ben Logan designated as Administrator of the Disaster Relief Effort.
The City of Tupelo is served by two electric utilities—Tupelo Water & Light and Tombigbee Electric Power Association. TW&L has restored the main substation and main sources of power, however approximately 25 poles are still down. As a result, there are still areas served by TW&L which are without power. Crews are working and all power is expected to be restored tomorrow. TEPA still has thousands without power, and crews are working as quickly as possible to restore. Both TW&L and TEPA are aware of all location outages and ask that you refrain from calling. In addition, only emergencies should be called to 911.
We understand that this is a terrible inconvenience to those without power tonight. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as crews from TW&L and TEPA are working diligently to restore power to all customers.
To our first responders, all Tupelo departments, and our citizens who rolled up their sleeves to help their neighbors, we thank you. We will continue clean up tomorrow.
Original story from Saturday
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Crews in Tupelo and surrounding areas are working to restore power and clear wind debris.
Tupelo's various departments are assessing damage.
Emergency situations should be called to 911 and all non-emergency issues should be reported to the Tupelo Water and Light Department at 662-841-6460.
If motorists come upon a non-working traffic light, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
Tombigbee Electric Power Association is working to restore power to a large number of customers.
The power company provided an update on Saturday at 7:24 p.m.
"We believe at our max peak of outages today, we had over 19,000. As of now, we have just under 16,000 outages. We will be working all night and into tomorrow to get everyone back on."