Flood watch lifted, power restored for many in Lincoln County

Published 2:58 pm Friday, May 17, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County is no longer under a flood watch but it is not out of the woods yet. National Weather Service warns there is still a risk of severe weather tonight into Saturday morning.

Electricity was out for many in Lincoln County. Linemen crews worked to get power restored across the county and made progress

At one point last night, nearly 50 percent of Southwest’s customers in Lincoln County were without power. Linemen have the percentage of Lincoln County customers without power to 11.57 percent or 443 customers. Entergy is at 58 customers without power in Lincoln County. Magnolia Electric reports 16 customers are without power as of 3:40 p.m.

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According to NWS Jackson, gusts reached 30 mph around 1 a.m. Friday morning. It is possible wind gusts were stronger in localized areas as severe storms moved through the area. NWS recorded 0.71 inches of rainfall Thursday night and Friday morning. More rain could come today.

A flood watch is cancelled but there is still a risk of flooding in Lincoln County. Forecasts warn that 2-to-3 inches of rain is possible over a short period of time. Areas of flash flooding is likely and minor river flooding is possible. Drivers should remember to turn around and don’t drown when encountering flooded roadways.

Severe storms remain a threat today and into the night. Wind gusts of 60 mph could accompany the possible severe storms Friday along with quarter to golf ball sized hail. Tornadoes are possible.

Report any storm damage by emailing hunter.cloud@dailyleader.com.