Authorities: 4 injured as storm crosses Southeast

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Parts of northern Mississippi are dealing with damaged homes, toppled trees and downed power lines after a powerful storm rolled across the nation's midsection overnight.

Weather experts say the storm also hit parts of Tennessee and there are reports of minor damage in Arkansas.

A spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says at least six northern counties in the state have reported damage.

A worker at a hospital in Rolling Fork, Miss., says four people were in stable condition with injuries.

There are reports of utility poles snapped from the force of the winds and a tree fell on at least one home.

Authorities say it's not yet clear if these were tornadoes or straight-line winds -- or some other type of storm.

A meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center says the storms extended from southwest Louisiana across Mississippi and the front is expected to move through southwest Alabama during the morning.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 174745551 -
Gray Television, Inc.