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Thunderstorms caused power outages for thousands in Jackson County

LAUREN WALCK

lwalck@sunherald.com

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A line of thunderstorms was moving over Saucier on Friday evening.
GARY McCUTCHAN/SUN HERALD A line of thunderstorms was moving over Saucier on Friday evening.

A strong line of thunderstorms that moved through South Mississippi Friday night caused thousands to lose power in Jackson County.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Stone, George and Harrison and Jackson counties until 8:15 p.m. on Friday, the National Weather Service reported.

Some of the storms were capable of producing wind gusts up to 60 mph.

As the storm rolled through Jackson County at about 8 p.m., about 4,000 Singing River Electric users lost power, the company said on Facebook. Crews worked into Saturday morning to restore powers to residents.

Power outages were also reported for Mississippi Power users in Moss Point as well as residents who live near Old Fort Bayou in Ocean Springs.

Wind damage was likely ahead of the front, the warning said, along with brief, heavy rain and lightning.

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