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April 12, 2013

Storm damage assessments continue in Miss.

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SHUQUALAK, Miss. — East Mississippi Electric Power Association said 4,500 customers were without power in Kemper County as of 5 p.m. Thursday, and that two TVA transmission lines had multiple broken poles, meaning electricity wasn't flowing to the cooperative's distribution system.

"Due to damage to TVA's transmission system, there are limits to the amount of power that can be restored until these transmission lines are repaired," spokeswoman Julie Boles wrote. "EMEPA is not able to restore power to the southern and eastern portions of Kemper County ... until damage to TVA's transmission system is repaired."

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