UPDATE:Storm clean up starts in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO – Winds that exceeded 60 miles per hour left many areas in the city without power and standing trees Thursday night.

City workers started Friday morning the same way they ended Thursday night, cutting and clearing out fallen trees, branches and power lines and polls.

By 12:30 p.m. Friday power was restored to all parts of Tupelo.

Madison may have taken the brunt of the damage, but not all of it. Clayton Avenue, Jefferson Street, Robins Street and Highland Circle residents also cleaned up after the storm.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Kattie McNeal said Lee County wasn’t the only area that got bullied by the storm. Monroe, Prentiss, Itawamba and Chickasaw counties all suffered wind damage.

But a couple of days makes a difference. According to the NWS, clearer and dryer skies are ahead – at least for today with a high of 73 degrees and a nighttime low of 55 degrees.

Sunday is expected to bring a 40 percent chance of thunderstorm with a high of 72.

Contact Danza Johnson at 662.678.1583 or danza.johnson@djournal.com

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