Thursday, April 7, 2011
Storm damage minimal
By SUE WATSON
Marshall County residents missed what could have been a disaster Monday, as high winds accompanying thunderstorms swept through the area.
“Lucky one more time,” said emergency management coordinator Hugh Hollowell.
Some sheds and barns were damaged and numbers of trees were downed in Districts 1, 2 and 4, he said. Some roofs had shingles stripped off.
Woods Farm Supply has a tractor shed “that was pretty well destroyed at Watson,” Hollowell said.
“The rest were trees and power lines,” he said. “A number of roads were blocked by large trees down, including one huge old tree at Watson, a landmark tree I remember when they were building the house when I was 10 years old.”
Trees were downed on these additional roads – Whitten, Hogan, North Slayden, McClure, Old Highway 4 West, Watson, Mary Lane, Roberts Chapel, and Laws Hill.
Eloise Finley reported a tree up against her neighbor’s house on Laws Hill Road. And Malcolm Poole, of Poole Road in Potts Camp, said wind took off a 25’ by 32’ shed from the end of his barn at about 1:30 p.m.
“It just picked it up and set it out there in the pasture,” he said. “It broke off some trees.”
Reports from other counties, released Monday night by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, were as follows:
Claiborne – Several roads closed due to debris and damage.
Copiah – One fatality due to a car accident, trees and power lines down.
DeSoto – A few buildings and homes damaged.
Lincoln – Several homes damaged, at least one church and business with some damage, trees and power lines down throughout the county.
Quitman – A couple of mobile homes damaged.
Simpson – At least one building damaged.
Tate – Homes damaged and trees down.
Tunica – One building damaged and trees down.
Union – A few homes and agricultural buildings damaged and trees down.
Yazoo – Trees and power lines down, some flooding of local roads.
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