Rough Weather Thursday

By: From Combined Reports
By: From Combined Reports

Officials at Lauderdale County Emergency Management were on standby Thursday to respond to any issues caused by the heavy rain and thunderstorms that moved through.

Downed trees and hail damage were reported in counties around the viewing area as storms popped up with rain lingering through the evening.

A line of severe thunderstorms hit the Jackson area Thursday, knocking out electricity to 11,465 Entergy Mississippi customers in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties.

The National Weather Service says the rain came after another
system Wednesday dropped 1.8 inches near the Jackson airport.

Meteorologist Latrice Maxey told The Clarion-Ledger the most of Thursday's rain had shifted east. In addition to downed utility lines, Maxey says wind gusts of up to 60 mph are likely responsible for downing several trees in Terry, Madison and Leflore counties. State officials also received reports of straight-line winds in Bolivar County that moved through the Delta, damaging some homes and a business.

The rain was expected to move from the area by early Friday, the
start of hurricane season.

The AP contributed to this report


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