September 1, 2017 11:02:38 AM
A long day of threatening weather paced with little damage, according to emergency management directors in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.
"There's not much to report," said Cindy Lawrence, Director for the Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency. "There were a couple of trees down here and there, but there no reports of injuries or property damage and no flooding."
Lowndes County was briefly under a tornado warning -- from 3:57 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. -- and was under a tornado watch from 11:15 a.m. until 8 p.m.
"It was pretty uneventful," Lawrence said.
Oktibbeha County was under a tornado warning from 10:51 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., then a tornado watch from 11:15 am. until 8 p.m.
"It wasn't too bad," said Kristen Campanella, the Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director. "It scared everyone when they put out the tornado warning, but the main part of the storm went east of us."
Campanella said about 250 residences lost power in the west part of the county at around 11 p.m.
"It wasn't too bad. 4-County came out and had all the power back on in about an hour," she said.
Campanella said a tree on Lincoln Green Road and a tree on Sturgis-Maben Road were reported to have fallen.
"Since it was just one tree at both locations, it was probably more from the wet ground than the winds," she said.
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