Tornado watch issued for area

By Staff and wire reports

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Damage reports from the National Weather Service …

- Trees and powerlines down in Ripley reported by Emergency Manager.

- Some trees down between Ripley and Dumas.

- Trees down in New Albany, relayed by WTVA News.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Prentiss and Union County until 9:45 p.m.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe and Pontotoc County until 9:45 p.m.

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At 8:28 p.m. the National Weather Service indicated a tornado funnel cloud near New Salem south of Fulton moving east at 15 mph.

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At 8:26 p.m. the National Weather Service indicated a Tornado funnel cloud located near Frankstown or six miles Southwest of Booneville moving east at 40 mph.

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At 8:10 p.m. – National Weather Service continued to indicated a tornado funnel cloud near Jacinto or 8 miles south of Fulton moving east at 15 mph. Locations in the warning include but are not limited to New Salem, Jacinto, Tilden, Cardsville, Turon and Cadamy.

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At 7:54 p.m. Funnel Cloud Ripley – Trained spotter says funnel cloud and estimated winds to 60 MPH in Ripley.

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Tornado Warning for Lee, Prentiss, Tippah and Union County until 8:45 p.m.

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From National Weather Service …

7:41 p.m. Flash flooding reported on the Southbound lane of Highway 363 south of Mantachie, according to Itawamba Amateur Radio. Water is jumping the culverts with water to the centerlines in the road.

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There is a Tornado Warning for Itawamba and Monroe County in until 8:45 p.m.

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Tornado watch in effect until 11 p.m for following locations:

ALCORN
BENTON
BOLIVAR
CALHOUN
CARROLL
CHICKASAW
CHOCTAW
CLAY
COAHOMA
DESOTO
GRENADA
ITAWAMBA
LAFAYETTE
LEE
LEFLORE
LOWNDES
MARSHALL
MONROE
MONTGOMERY
OKTIBBEHA
PANOLA
PONTOTOC
PRENTISS
QUITMAN
SUNFLOWER
TALLAHATCHIE
TATE
TIPPAH
TISHOMINGO
TUNICA
UNION
WEBSTER
YALOBUSHA

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