GRAVESTOWN, Mississippi — Some Mid-Southerners are just getting started with the clean up. Around 2 p.m. Thursday, a tornado touched down in Tippah County. More than 30 total homes were damaged in the storm. According to the Tippah County Emergency Management, 24 of them are livable. However, 7 of them were completely destroyed.
Unfortunately, one person suffered an injury from the storm. As of 8 p.m. on Thursday, we do not know their status.
Over 1,500 customers in Tippah County lost power due to the storm. With temperatures dropping over the next 48 hours, it will be a cold two nights for residents in that area. The EMA director says that 20 power poles were destroyed in the storm. The local power company has called in reinforcements and they will arrive in the coming days. The storm also caused two TVA transmitter poles to fall down. So, more outages in the area are anticipated.
An EF-1 tornado also touched down in McNairy County from that same storm system. Details on both storms are still being gathered by the National Weather Service. They will be completing their survey of the damage across the Mid-South and will release the report once they are done.
Outside of our viewing area, there was an EF-0 tornado reported in Monroe County Mississippi.
There have also been damages reported for winds and hail all across the Mid-South.
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MEMA is currently in the area helping those in need.