The NWS survey team Tweeted a photo of some large electrical transmission towers that were downed by storms in Scott County. That county has declared a local state of emergency. Several homes were reported damaged or destroyed and there were some injuries. It was determined that a low-end EF3 tornado caused that damage. The tornado had maximum winds at 125 mph and was half mile wide at its widest point.
To the north, a tornado touchdown about 2 a.m. caused damage just west of Carthage. One house was destroyed and several others were heavily damaged.
In Louise, which is in Humphreys County, what was described by residents as a tornado struck just before 11 p.m. There were several structures totally destroyed and more damaged. Our crew caught up with one man who told us debris from his brother's house, which was totally destroyed, ended up coming through his windows during the event.
Doppler radar picked up rotation with the storm as it moved from Sharkey to Humphreys County, then south through Yazoo. There was damage reported all along its path. At least one person had serious injuries. We're told a nurse who works at a local hospital was in surgery Thursday at UMC.
VIDEO and photos by M.K. Davis