Severe Weather Strikes Again

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

At least six people have been injured in the Brandon area from high winds and heavy winds that destroyed mobile homes and upended trees Wednesday.

In Pike County, Civil Defense volunteer Kevin McKenzie says there were reports of minor injuries, including a person who was trapped in a mobile home.

McKenzie says numerous homes were damaged and there was extensive damage to timber and utility lines.

Across both central and southern counties, there were reports of downed trees and some power outages.

Numerous mobile homes were destroyed and damage was reported to roofs and vehicles in areas south and southeast of Brandon, especially along Monterey Road between Florence and Brandon.

Officials in Scott County said they had no reports of injuries but that damage was reported north of Morton on state Highway 481.

Storm watches and warnings were posted for numerous central and southern counties Wednesday.

Severe thunderstorms were reported elsewhere, including Simpson, Yazoo and Madison Counties. Flood warnings were also posted.


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