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Tornadoes reported in several Miss. counties

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Several possible tornadoes were reported in several counties late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says damage was reported in at least 11 counties.

Lingering showers were expected in Mississippi on Wednesday as the storm system moved in Alabama and Georgia.

Fallen trees, damaged homes and downed power lines were reported in Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Copiah, Franklin, Hinds, Holmes, Lincoln, Montgomery, Rankin and Yazoo counties, emergency and power company officials reported Tuesday night.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

Entergy spokesman Mara Hartmann estimated about 3,800 customers were without power Wednesday morning, down from a high of about 11,000 customers Tuesday night. She says outages remained in the Brookhaven and Natchez areas.            

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