Thousands without power after storms down lines and trees across Shelby County

Thousands without power after storms down lines and trees across Shelby County
Downed trees in Millington (Source: Millington Fire Department)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A line of storms moved across the Mid-South Wednesday afternoon, prompting Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for multiple counties.

The storm produced hail, strong winds, lightning and very heavy rain.

MLGW reported more than 11,000 customers without power across Shelby County as of around 5 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued for parts of the Mid-South, including Shelby County. The First Alert Weather Team is tracking the storm live. https://bit.ly/3il8wa6

Posted by WMC Action News 5 on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Customers are being asked to report power outages by calling (901) 544-6500 and report downed lines and other emergencies by calling (901) 528-4465.

Memphis firefighters reported a large tree that downed power lines on Berryhill in Cordova. They’ve asked MLGW to prioritize the repairs because it’s causing a traffic hazard.

Millington Fire Department reported downed trees near Pleasant Ridge west of Big Creek Church.

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