Powerful storm cell knocks down trees

Published 5:35 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A powerful storm cell that passed through central Pearl River County Tuesday evening did some minor tree damage.

The cell caused the newly installed storm sirens to be sounded at about 4:30 as trees were knocked down on Interstate 59 and Miss. 53 in the central part of the county, said Emergency Management Director Danny Manley.

Carriere, McNeill and Steephollow Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to those areas to clear the roads. No other damage or injuries were reported as a result of the storm, Manley said.

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