City copes with massive power outage after storm; two killed
MLGW says restoring power could take several days

By Michael Erskine
erskine@gomemphis.com
July 22, 2003

A baby girl and an elderly man were dead and 300,000 homes and businesses were without power after a wind-packed storm blasted through the Mid South Tuesday morning.

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Damage is apparently extensive and widespread according to local radio reports. Power may not be restored to all areas until next week. Some cranes downtown are reported to be damaged an in danger of collapse. Significant airport delays also reported.

I'm sure the MFD has been/will be busy with this for a while.