Cleanup underway in Oktibbeha County after storms


OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss (WCBI) – Residents in two communities in Oktibbeha County spent Sunday cleaning up from Saturday night’s storm.

Patsy and John Prisock live in the Craig Springs community. They said their children called and told them a tornado was headed there in minutes. They huddled in their hallway until the winds calmed.

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John Prisock could not believe his eyes when he went outside to check their property.

“When I stepped out on the front porch and looked around- oh my goodness. I didn’t know what to say,” said Priscock.

Just up the street from their house, the winds had toppled tombstones in a graveyard. And throughout the community, there are uprooted trees and damage to homes and other structures.

On the other side of Oktibbeha County, in the Hillbrook neighborhood, the storm snapped trees and brought down power lines.

No injuries have been reported. 4-County crews spent the day in both communities working to clear power lines and restore power.

Oktibbeha County supervisor Bricklee Miller said the county crews will remove debris once residents have cleared it from their properties and moved it to the road.