High winds destroyed a home and a business
in Prentiss County overnight and caused major damage to two other
A Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman said
Saturday that it's not clear if the damage was caused by a tornado
or high winds.
The storm has left 3,000 without power in Tunica County where 60
power poles were downed. Power may not be restored until Sunday,
though MEMA's Jeff Rent says 75 trucks have been dispatched to help
Four people reported minor injuries after the car they were
riding in struck a downed tree in Prentiss County. They were
treated at the scene.
Pictures at www.djournal.com show that the Jumpertown Grocery in
Prentiss County was destroyed and that a local church suffered
The same storm system caused damage across Alabama and spawned a
tornado that killed one in Georgia.
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