Photo taken near Yazoo by MK Davis
JACKSON, Miss.–There was plenty of damage and thousands were without power at various times throughout Tuesday night and early Wednesday as storms slammed Mississippi.
“There were no reports of tornadic activity as far as we know,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Edmunston, who was on duty when the storms were at their worst.
Winds speeds with some of the storms that became strong or severe topped out at around 60 mph or just above, with reports coming in from emergency managers.
Grenada reported trees down and power outages in the city and county, as did Cleveland and Bolivar County, Sunflower County, Webster County, Choctaw County and Ackerman, Warren County and Vicksburg where a roof was reported blown off of a building downtown.
There was plenty of damage reported in the Jackson metro counties, with trees down and high wind gusts.
The storms continued to travel southward Wednesday morning, with the prediction that strong storms were possible, especially before evening along and south of a line from Natchez to Meridian, according to Edmunston.