Mississippi Also Affected by Weekend Storms, Business Destroyed

March 19, 2008

High winds destroyed a home and a business in Mississippi’s Prentiss County March 14 and caused major damage to two other structures.

A Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman said March 15 that it’s not clear if the damage was caused by a tornado or high winds.

The storm left 3,000 without power in Tunica County where 60 power poles were downed. MEMA’s Jeff Rent said 75 trucks were dispatched to help with repairs.

Four people reported minor injuries after the car they were riding in struck a downed tree in Prentiss County. They were treated at the scene.

Pictures at www.djournal.com show that the Jumpertown Grocery in Prentiss County was destroyed and that a local church suffered damage.

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