Strong storms miss Lincoln County

Published 9:24 am Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lincoln County was largely spared from the severe weather that pushed through the state overnight.

Tree limbs were reported down across the county and as many as 1,250 people in the county were without power at some point early today. As of 9 a.m., Entergy was only reporting about 50 customers without power.

Other areas of the state were not so fortunate. Thunderstorms produced large hail and tornadoes across parts of Mississippi  Tuesday.

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The National Weather Service in Jackson said late Tuesday that it had counted six confirmed tornadoes so far in the areas of the state it monitors.

Eric Carpenter, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Jackson office responsible for central Mississippi, said the office would send out teams today to survey the damage.

He said one tornado extended from eastern Rankin to Scott County. One stretched from Winston to Noxubee County. Others touched down in Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Clay counties.

He said some major roof damage was reported to homes, but so far that appeared to be the worst of the damage.