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Storm damage reported in Lamar County

High winds peeled off roofs and knocked down trees in Lamar Co. Thursday morning./Photo credit: WDAM High winds peeled off roofs and knocked down trees in Lamar Co. Thursday morning./Photo credit: WDAM
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

During the early morning storms, high winds struck the western part of Lamar county, about 10 miles directly west of Purvis, and left some damage behind.

According to officials, there was a roof blown off a barn on Tatum Salt Dome Road in Baxterville, and multiple trees were down in the area.

At least two roofs were peeled off mobile homes. The emergency management office started receiving calls around 7 a.m.

Lamar County Emergency Management Director James Smith said they went into a severe thunderstorm warning, although there was no severe watch threat at the time.

MOBILE USERS: View storm damage photos here.

"We were not under a watch at the time, which is not unusual for this time of year,” he said. "I did see indications of rotation, but I can't guarantee that it is rotation. We did call the National Weather Service to report three locations in Lamar County all in that area that we did have some damage in. They are going to send a survey team out tomorrow because we have some more weather expected today."

The National Weather Service will be able to determine whether rotation occurred to classify the storm.

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