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South Mississippi under high wind warning

Boats in the Pass Christian Harbor. Boats in the Pass Christian Harbor.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

A high wind warning is in effect for South Mississippi this afternoon.  

The national weather service says the wind is due to the back edge of a large rain shield that continues to move eastward through southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.  

Rain and winds have been strengthening to 30-40 mph with a few gusts as high as 60 mph. These winds are due to a wake depression.  

Motorists should exercise extreme caution. In addition, all outdoor objects like trash cans, lawn furniture and trampolines should be secured.

The Pass Christian Harbor Master has asked for boat owners to come down and secure their vessels. High winds are causing power outages across the coast.

Singing River Electric crews are currently working to restore power to their customers in:
George Co. - 760 customers (mostly in Benndale and Lucedale)
Greene Co. - 1 customer
Harrison Co. - 509 customers
Jackson Co. - 1083 customers (mostly in St. Martin area)

To stay up-to-date on weather conditions in South Mississippi, be sure to download the WLOX Weather App or WLOX News App for Android and iPhone or tablets.

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