Strong winds, possible lightning strike cause widespread damage Wednesday in northeast Mississippi

NEMiss.News Storm Damage


A powerful line of thunderstorms that swept through northeast Mississippi Wednesday evening caused widespread damage, but no deaths or serious injuries according to preliminary reports.

Serious fire damage was reported to the First Assembly of God Church in Amory in Monroe County. It was believed the fire may have been started by a lightning strike to the church steeple.

Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton told NEMiss.News that wind blew a tree onto a house in the 1900 block of County Road 47. There were no injuries.

In Corinth a tree caused major damage when it was blown over on a house. There was other damage to commercial buildings and some local flooding in Corinth. No serious injuries have yet been reported in Alcorn County.

Damage was reported to a public school building and to private homes in Falkner in Tippah County.

There were trees downed and damage to some dwellings in Pontotoc County, but no injuries reported thus far.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson told NEMiss.News he was aware of no major damage or injuries in northeast Mississippi’s most populous county.


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