Possible tornado hits county Sunday

Published 9:13 am Monday, June 27, 2022

A possible tornado moved southeast of Brookhaven around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night. Multiple trees and power lines were down, and well as some roof damage to at least one structure, according to Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Chris Reid Monday morning.

Some downed limbs, trees and power lines were also reported in Brookhaven and across the county.

Residents are asked to exercise caution when cleaning up debris to avoid injury, including sudden movement of downed trees and electrocution from hidden downed power lines.

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As of 9 a.m. Monday, power had been restored to all but 16 customers, according to PowerOutage.us. Eighty-four customers in Copiah County remained without power, including the Wesson campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College.