Tornado hits Lincoln County Wednesday

Published 3:21 pm Wednesday, March 17, 2021

At least one home is damaged and many are without power after a tornado — possibly two — moved through Lincoln County Wednesday afternoon.

Minutes after tornado warning sirens echoed across Brookhaven around 1 p.m., a tornado was spotted at the intersection of Hwy. 84 and Hwy. 583, moving northeast.

The funnels path could be seen from damaged trees and downed power lines as it moved across the county, eventually tearing the roof from a home on Cotten Lane as it continued out of the County.

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No injuries have yet been reported.

By 2:15 p.m., County work crews were removing downed trees from roadways and power company crews were beginning to restore power lines and replace broken power poles.

Severe weather is expected to continue for the area throughout the remainder of the day.