Lake Recovering from Storm

What is thought to have been a tornado has left a trail of damage in central and east Mississippi.

One of the hardest hit areas was in the small town of Lake, in Scott County.

Around 10:15 p.m. Monday, a possible tornado left behind a five mile trail of downed trees and power lines.

"It blew my back door open and that house just quivered like a leaf on a tree," said Paul Tadlock, a Lake town alderman. "I mean, just shuttered like that right there."

"We had about five minutes to make a move. Now something we're working on in the future, probably sooner than later, is probably sirens and various things to accommodate and help in this," said Mayor Larry Townsend of Lake.

County officials say they plan to try to help the town of Lake obtain grant money to help purchase a siren.

Townsend estimates that the storm caused about $200,000 worth of damage. However, there were no injuries. Power has since been restored.

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