Delta knocks out power to thousands in South Mississippi

Delta knocks out power to thousands in South Mississippi
Nearly 3,000 customers are without power in South Mississippi because of Hurricane Delta. (Source: WDAM)

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - Electric companies in South Mississippi are reporting thousands of outages caused by Tropical Storm Delta.

Delta made landfall in southwest Louisiana on Friday afternoon as a Category 2 hurricane and was downgraded to a tropical storm around 1 a.m. Saturday.

As of 5 a.m., Southern Pine Electric was reporting more than 5,400 outages from Hattiesburg to Jackson.

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association was reporting around 1,000 outages.

Mississippi Power was reporting more than 1,000 outages from the coast to Meridian.

Singing River Electric was reporting more than 300 outages from the coast to Perry County.

Dixie Electric was reporting around 160 outages in its service area.

WDAM will continue to track Delta as it moves through Mississippi. Check here for the latest updates from the WDAM First Alert Weather Team or download the WDAM First Alert Weather app to track storms wherever you go.

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