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The second storm in a week cuts power to thousands in southern Arkansas

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Another round of thunderstorms on Sunday night left thousands of residents in south central Arkansas powerless.

The event came after a lightning storm on Wednesday night that had parts of Columbia, Lafayette, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, and Union counties, which lasted up to four days, and some residents regained their energy only a few hours before the new storm on Sunday.

Interruptions in Columbia County were dispersed with more than 500 affected customers. The largest individual disruption occurred on Dogwood Street and on US 371 that leads south of Waldo, where more than 160 customers were affected.

About 140 customers had no service across the US UU 371 southwest of Magnolia.

The area west of the Albemarle South plant was without electricity.

Other smaller courts scattered throughout the county.

The hardest hit was El Dorado. Nearly 4,000 Entergy Arkansas customers lost service around 7:30 p.m. At midnight, the southeast section of the city was without electricity, as were a large number of customers along Mount Holly Road, Southfield Road, Southfield Cut-off and Wesson Road. The power was also in the Dodge City area.

Power was out in much of southeastern Nevada County, including Rosston, Willisville and Nevada Road 173.

Stephens received another blow, with 459 Entergy Arkansas customers without electricity again.

All of Haynesville, LA, was without power, affecting 1,375 meters.

Entergy was projecting a restoration time of 10 p.m. Monday for most customers in the area without electricity.

Columbia County was under severe storm warning when the storm arrived and remains under flash flood surveillance until 7:00 am. Parts of the Union and the counties north of Hempstead and Nevada were under a flash flood warning.

magnoliareporter.com recorded 1.3 inches of rain from the storm, with a light rain that still falls at midnight. This raises the total June rainfall to 3.48 inches and 28.89 inches for the year.