Two tornados confirmed in Mississippi during storm

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The National Weather Service has determined that two separate EF1 tornados caused damage in Simpson County and Lincoln and Lawrence counties, respectively, during Monday’s storm.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports that two dozen counties reported damage, including downed power lines and trees, flooding, destruction of homes and farm buildings.

One person died in Copiah County when his truck hit a tree fell across a road in the Hopewell community. No other fatalities or injuries were reported.

Emergency crews worked Monday night and Tuesday to restore power to thousands of customers who suffered outages produced by the storm. Only a handful of outages remained early Wednesday.

In the Simpson County town of Braxton, Samantha Davis, a member of the town’s volunteer fire department, says more than 50 homes were damaged.