Storm clouds roll in over Vicksburg from the west Thursday in a photo take from The Vicksburg.
Eli Baylis - The Vicksburg Post
An Entergy truck getting our electricity back on this morning which took most of an hour. Our neighbor across the street saw sparks from the transformer yesterday evening during the storm but everyone else in the neighborhood had electricity. He had to work on the transformer, the line going to the house and the wires attached to our house. I'm so thankful to have air conditioning! It was a very hot night but glad we had ceiling fans that were still working in the kitchen and in the two back bedrooms. The electrician told me that only four men are working the 620 customers's without power and the others were on vacation and/or helping out with the stricken in Ohio.
A bolt of lightening destroyed a 20 year old wood and brick church but no one was inside at the time. The storm downed trees south of Interstate 20 near downtown with some flooding on some streets.
No break from the weather is in sight. A forecast for more strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with the most potent capable of producing winds gust of up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail. We have a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms that will continue daily until next Tuesday.