UPDATE, 3 PM, TUESDAY, AUG. 9: Linemen and other workers from New Albany Lights, Gas, and Water (NALGW) stayed with it until all NALGW customers had power restored. The last customer that lost power had it back on at 2:30 a.m today, Tuesday.; most had power by 1:35 a.m. Line crews worked in sometimes heavy rain and with lightning and thunder popping all around them until they finished the job. THANKS, GUYS!
Several hundred New Albany homes and businesses lost electrical service when a thunderstorm swept through early Monday evening.
The intense, fast-moving storm struck New Albany about 7:30 pm.
Trees and tree limbs blew down, carrying power lines with them, in scattered parts of the city.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County lost power, but power at the hospital was restored within about an hour. Most of the damage was in the city’s Historical Northside residential district. Large trees were down across several northside streets. NALGW crews had to clean up trees before they could start repairing downed power lines.
A NALGW crew working under difficult conditions to restore power. 8-9-22 Most of the Northside was still without power as this story was posted, about six hours after the storm hit.
NALGW Manager Bill Mattox said crews would work until power is fully restored.
Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton told NEMISS.News shortly before midnight, that he knew of no injuries or significant property damage anywhere in the county.
The upside of this story is that large portions of Northeast Mississippi received much needed and substantial rain.