Weather blamed for at least 1 death in Mississippi

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Authorities say severe weather may be to blame for at least one death in Lexington after a tree fell on a home Wednesday.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the death in Holmes County was the only one reported so far. Further details were not immediately available.

MEMA officials also said a horse died after getting tangled in downed power lines in south Mississippi’s Pike County, where there were reports of minor home damage. Five homes were damaged in Franklin County.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says strong wind knocked down trees and power lines there.

In Copiah and Simpson counties, the Southern Pine Electric Power Association said a power outage affected about 4,000 residents and businesses.

MEMA urged residents to keep a close eye on the weather.

National Weather Forecast for Tupelo
Thursday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 70. South southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

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