Area weather radio transmitter disabled – Daily leader

Area weather radio transmitter switched off

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM

BUDE – After severe storms damaged three homes in Lincoln County and injured a man in Lawrence County, the National Weather Service is reporting another loss. The local weather radio transmitter has failed in Bude.

NOAA All-Hazards Transmitter radio station KIH-48 in Bude serves southwestern Mississippi, including Lincoln, Franklin, Copiah and Lawrence counties. NWS Jackson stated that the station is off the air due to a power outage. Technicians have been contacted to resolve the issue.

“During the outage, people in the listening area will need to tune to commercial radio or television channels for the latest weather information,” NWS Jackson said in a public service announcement.

Customers in Lincoln and Lawrence counties still have no power as of Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Magnolia Electric reports that 400 customers in Lincoln County are without power, the number was around 3,000 as of Monday morning. There is still no power for 229 Lawrence County Magnolia Electric customers.

Entergy reports that 132 customers in Lincoln County are without power. Southwest Electric reports 44 customers are without power in Lincoln County.

More severe storms could be on the way on Thursday.

Mississippi Highway Patrol reported eight wrecks occurred in a four-hour span on Monday in Lincoln County. Six of those wrecks were on I-55 and only one injury was reported. There were two wrecks on US51. All of the wrecks MHP worked on Monday in Lincoln County were single-vehicle wrecks.