Desoto County first responders cleaning up after possible tornado rolls through

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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – Desoto County first responders assisted Saturday morning in the hardest hit areas after a possible tornado came through before dawn.

Emergency Management Director Chris Olson said preliminary indications are the storm was 10 miles long and a ¼-mile wide through Desoto County.

No deaths or injuries were reported, but the cleanup is expected to take several days, with more than a half a dozen agencies assisting.

Entergy crews also arrived Saturday morning to restore power to affected homeowners.

Olson said the Love community south of Hernando and Lewisburg were the communities hit the hardest in Desoto County, with preliminary reports of 30 total homes suffering some kind of damage.

Robinson Gin Road in DeSoto County

Local 24 News reporter Brad Broders spotted downed power lines and trees debris on Highway 51 south of Hernando. Roofs were also seen blown off on Robinson Gin Road in the Love community.

Robinson Gin Road in DeSoto County

Olson believes, based on the straight-line winds and twisted trees, a tornado did come through Desoto County Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service is expected to make a final determination on the storm in the next few days.

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