Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Tippah county and surrounding area

The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning.

From NWS:

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Eastern Lafayette County in northwestern Mississippi…

Northern Chickasaw County in northeastern Mississippi…

Northern Calhoun County in northeastern Mississippi…

Pontotoc County in northeastern Mississippi…

Union County in northeastern Mississippi…

Western Lee County in northeastern Mississippi…

Tippah County in northeastern Mississippi…

Southern Benton County in northeastern Mississippi…

Western Prentiss County in northeastern Mississippi…

* Until 1145 AM CDT.

* At 1104 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Ecru, or 8

miles northwest of Pontotoc, moving north at 45 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…

Tupelo, New Albany, Pontotoc, Ripley, Baldwyn, Trace State Park,

Saltillo, Guntown, Blue Mountain, Ecru, Jumpertown, New Harmony,

Troy, Etta, Banner, Blair, Pinedale, Keownville, Randolph and

Gravestown.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to

flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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