Recovery efforts continue across Yazoo County following severe weather last night that left thousands without power and many roads impassable with downed trees.
Jack Willingham, the Yazoo County emergency management director, said all roads were cleared as of this morning. But there were several trees down in the Eden, Scotland, Highway 433, Benton and Satartia area last night. Highway 49 in Eden was completely blocked until work crews removed the debris left in the storm’s path.
“Three homes have reported damage,” Willingham said. “One was considered major damage on Eden Main Street, and there were two homes with minor damage on Church Street in that area.”
As of this morning, Willingham said Eden remained without power and water.
“Entergy is currently working to restore Eden’s power,” Willingham said. “They also lost their main water supply due to the power outage. They are also currently working to get that back on.”
Eden will also be under a boil water notice until further notice.
The fourth block of Main Street in Yazoo City also saw its share of damage from the heavy rainfall. One building collapsed onto Main Street, blocking the road with rubble and bricks. City work crews began removing the rubble around 7 a.m. this morning and remained on the scene as of lunch time today.
Yazoo Valley Electric Cooperation reported 300 outages this morning with the worst area on Carson Road. Following the severe weather last night, Yazoo Valley reported over a thousand outages in its service area. Work crews were out all night restoring power, and they anticipate to get the job done by the end of the day.