Some damage reported from Storm

WINDY-weather-logoJACKSON (AP) – Scattered tree damage and power outages were reported in parts of north Mississippi as thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes continued Thursday across Midwestern and Southern states. Two injuries were reported in Mississippi. There were no injuries reported in Chickasaw County, although a roof was blown off a home on County Road 17, a tree fell through a house in Okolona and several roofs in downtown Okolona reported damage. Trees were reported down in Houston with one crashing through a carport and damaging a car. The storm rolled through Chickasaw County about 3:15 a.m. Friday knocking out power. Residential power was restored about 8 a.m. Downtown Houston, Houston High School and businesses along Highway 8 were without power until about 3 p.m. Friday. Linda Griffin, of the Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency, said it appears to have been a straight-line wind and no funnel clouds were reported. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says it has received reports of storm damage in eight counties from the storm. According to the National Weather Service, the threat of severe weather was diminishing for much of north and central Mississippi. Many areas of the state are still at risk for frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain. A severe storm watch remained in effect for extreme south Mississippi until 1 p.m. MEMA officials say injuries were reported in Coahoma and Panola counties in the Mississippi Delta. The extent of the injuries was not immediately available. There have been no reports of fatalities. MEMA says damages to trees, power lines and some homes were reported Chickasaw, Coahoma, Grenada, Panola, Pontotoc, Quitman, Tishomingo and Webster counties. MEMA says damage assessments are ongoing.

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