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House, business destroyed as storm buffets Miss. overnight

High winds destroyed a home and a business

in Prentiss County overnight and caused major damage to two other

structures.

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

with repairs.

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

damage.

The same storm system caused damage across Alabama and spawned a

tornado that killed one in Georgia.

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