Two people injured as powerful storms slam into areas of Mississippi - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Two people injured as powerful storms slam into areas of Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - At least two people were injured Thursday as powerful thunderstorms packing heavy rain and possible tornadoes pushed across Mississippi.

Numerous reports of scattered property damage around the state are coming including at a school in Caledonia.

A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Lea Stokes, says schools and buses were damaged in Caledonia and one of the old gyms there could be destroyed.       She says MEMA is sending an area coordinator to check it out.

Choctaw County Medical Center in Ackerman said it had received reports of two storm injuries but that they did not appear to be serious.

An emergency management spokesman in Choctaw County, Steve Montgomery, said one woman was injured and a large dairy barn was heavily damaged during the peak of the storms this afternoon.

Montgomery said he had no additional information on the woman or the extent of her injuries.

A dispatcher at the Ackerman Police Department said the dairy was located near Weir and, from police radio reports, it appeared several barns at the farm had blown down.

 

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