Power began to fail at noon yesterday in central Mississippi, and pretty much went out for good at 6pm. Today (tuesday) power is still out in most parts of central Mississippi, though as of noon today a few gas stations and large grocery stores in Jackson had power.
Trees are down all over my neighborhood.
At least 80 people are dead in Mississippi, most in southern parts of the state.
Interstate 20, running east-West between Jackson and Meridian, is basically clear- but make sure you have gas before starting the trip as none of the surrounding gas stations have power.
Here is a report of the condition in Hattiesburg, which is 90 miles south of Jackson, MS.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is fully operational for clinical care, but nonessential personnel will not return until tomorrow.