By Errol Castens
A line of severe thunderstorms has passed through much of Northeast Mississippi.
The thunderstorms that moved through Lafayette County early Saturday evening brought high winds and heavy rains. Emergency Management Agency Director David Shaw says trees and powerlines were knocked down in several parts of the county, but he had no reports of structural damage.
Calhoun County has no reports of damage. Benton County only reported a couple of trees down.
Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office reports debris in several roads, along with water covering a few roads. They have one report of building damage in Dennis.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received a report of two deaths, several injuries and storm damage in seven counties as a result of the ongoing severe weather moving through the state.
The counties reporting damages are as follows:
- Bolivar: Damage to homes. Trees down and power outages.
- Coahoma: One death and damage to several homes.
- Desoto: Damage to homes. Trees down and power outages.
- Jasper: One death and injury reported. Trees down.
- Lafayette: Trees and power lines down.
- Marshall: Reports of an injuries, damage to homes, power outages and trees down.
- Panola: Reports of injuries and damage to homes. Trees down and power outages.
- Perry: Damage to a home.
- Tate: Damage to homes and businesses.
- Tunica: Reports of injuries and damage to homes and a church. Power lines down.
- Union: Damage to a home and power outages.
According to the National Weather Service, most of Mississippi is still at risk for severe weather. The main line of thunderstorms is moving east, but is not expected to move out of the state until early Sunday morning.