UPDATE: Storm moves through NEMS

By National Weather Service and staff


UPDATE: An afternoon storm has caused problems for area residents. Trees and power lines are down all over Saltillo, according to Mayor bill Williams. Williams also said there is damage to City Park and at a least one house was damaged by a tree.

In Tupelo several car accidents have been reported and trees are down in various parts of the city. There was damage to some buildings downtown. No injuries have been reported

“There is debris all over the parking lot,” said Todd Hunt, director of BancorpSouth Arena. “Trees down, and there was stuff that was bolted onto the roof that is no longer bolted.”

The Arena just purchased and installed a new roof, which included a lightening protection system. The system protected the Arena from lightning, but Hunt said it was too soon to tell if it sustained any wind damage.

Tombigbee Electric Power Association reported 2,000 outages at 10 p.m. after a day that saw as many as 4,000 people out of power from Lee County to Monroe.

Forecast

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 78. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

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