Wednesday storm causes significant property damage but no injuries in northeast Mississippi
The system of thunder storms, high winds and possible tornados that blew through Wednesday evening caused scattered but significant property damage, but no reported injuries in Northeast Mississippi.
There was some significant damage to buildings in Calhoun County. A tree was down across Highway 9, but no serious injuries were reported in Calhoun County,
There was an unconfirmed report of a tornado on the ground in Monroe County, with no reports of major damage or injuries to people there.
A tree fell on a house and caused significant damage in Oxford.
Some people lost electrical power in Tupelo; most power was apparently restored by late Wednesday evening. Public safety officials in Lee County reported no major damage or injuries there.
Bill Mattox, manager of New Albany Lights, Gas, and Water, said there was one electrical power circuit knocked out that runs from the post office to the BNA Sportsplex. The outage was caused, not by wind, but by a lightning strike. That damage has been repaired. Mattox said there were scattered instances of customers losing power.
Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton told NEMiss.News he did not know of any serious damage or injuries in the county.
Information in this report came from official sources Wednesday night, but more damages may be reported after daylight tomorrow.