Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has declared a state of emergency for the whole county after a series of severe thunderstorms swept over the Mid-South, inflicting widespread damage, water contamination, and power outages. According to the mayor, the highest recorded wind speeds were between 80 and 90 miles per hour.
There was destruction to private and public structures. According to MLGW’s outage map, the number of customers without power increased to more over 29,000 on July 21. Harris stated that 130,000 people had their power cut off because of several storms.
Since a diesel leak on July 20, the city of Germantown has been hard at work fixing the problem and restoring the city’s water supply to its inhabitants.
The tweet below verifies the news:
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has declared a local state of emergency after the recent severe thunderstorms across the region.https://t.co/7N4tlNlhIT
— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) July 24, 2023
According to a statement released at 9 p.m. Sunday, consumers east of Forest Hill Irene Road can once again use water normally. Here you can access an interactive map showing the precise location (in blue).
If you still smell something strange in your water, please contact CustomerService@Germantown-TN.gov or dial (901) 757-7200 to let the city know. At around 11 a.m. on Monday, MLGW announced that the number of affected customers had been cut to around 4,000.
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In a statement, the corporation assured its consumers that “we haven’t forgotten them” while they were on vacation since Tuesday. About 216,000 subscribers were affected by the devastating back-to-back storms last week, but service has been restored to nearly all of them.
Customers should not assume that the company is aware of their outage and should continue to contact to report it, the organization emphasized.
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