Tornado touchdowns confirmed from weekend storm system


NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – The National Weather Service blames straight line winds for much of the damage seen during severe weather this weekend.

In our area, damage has been reported in Winston, Oktibbeha, and Lowndes Counties.

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The storm toppled power lines, downed trees, and caused structural damage, to several homes.

One person in Winston County, was trapped in their car, after a power line fell on it.

In the friendly city, on Highway 45, the Sonic Drive-Thru sign gave way to strong winds.

Trees and debris were scattered along 5th Street North, near Hospital Drive.

In the Oktoc community, the wind uprooted several trees along Robinson road, barely missing the iconic gentry’s store in the area.

In southern Oktibbeha County, the dock at browning creek was tossed into the lake, overturning small boats. The pavillon also sustained damage.

Trees along Robinson road were toppled.

Two tornadoes were confirmed in Lafayette County from the same storm system.

No injuries have been reported in our area.