Severe thunderstorm warning expired, watch continues in MS - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Severe thunderstorm warning, watch expires, heat advisory remains in effect

Thousands of people were without power in Shelby County. (Source: MLGW) Thousands of people were without power in Shelby County. (Source: MLGW)
Looking east from Raymond James Tower (Source: WMC Action News 5 Viewer) Looking east from Raymond James Tower (Source: WMC Action News 5 Viewer)
Damage to sonic being built in Brookland, AR (Source: Michael Stone/ KAIT) Damage to sonic being built in Brookland, AR (Source: Michael Stone/ KAIT)
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SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

National Weather Service canceled the severe thunderstorm warning and watch for North Mississippi.

A heat advisory remains in effect for the entire Mid-South through 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Damage Reports

A tractor-trailer overturned on I-55 southbound, outside of Bytheville and blocked traffic.

According to National Weather Service, the Millington National Guard Armory suffered roof damage. According to the Millington Chief of Police, no one was injured, and the structure of the building was not affected. 

Yellow crime scene tape surrounds the buildings, but the Millington Police Chief Frank Tennant said the damage looks worse than it actually is.

"What you see is the membrane that sits on concrete," said Tennant. "These old military building probably built during the last war. Straight line winds folded that section, but if you go in that building you can't even tell anything is wrong."

At the University of Memphis, a tree limb landed on a Toyota Sequoia and blocked part of Northwood Drive. No one was injured.

"I was in my office and it went totally black outside, and I noticed several of the lawn chairs going into the pool," said resident Susan Whalen. "Right about that time, he ran in the door yelling, 'there goes the truck.'"

In Sherwood Forest, utility poles, streetlights and trees snapped and fell into the street.

More than 13,000 people are without power in Shelby County, according to MLGW.

PHOTOS: Click here to see photos of the storms and damage sent to us by viewers around the Mid-South.

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