A threatening storm front that moved through Chickasaw and Monroe Counties Friday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. has been determined thunderstorms with straight-line winds according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Memphis.
“Although we initially thought there was a possible tornado moving from Chickasaw County into Eastern Monroe County, we have determined that any damage caused by the storm was due to straight-line winds,” an NWS spokesperson said. “We sent a team onto the ground late Friday evening to assess the damage and they determined there was no tornado.”
According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in Chickasaw County the damage was as follows: One house with major damage; five houses with minor damage; one mobile home with major damage; three mobile homes with minor damage.
In Monroe County, MEMA claimed the following damage: Two houses with major damage; seven houses with minor damage; one mobile home with minor damage.
A spokesperson for the NWS in Birmingham said no tornadoes touched down in Lamar County in Western Alabama as well.
No injuries were reported during the storm.
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