Halloween storm causes little damage

Published 6:52 pm Saturday, October 31, 2015

A minor storm rolled through Pearl River County that could have entailed a tornado.
Pearl River County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley said Saturday’s severe weather carried with it some strong winds that caused a limb from a very old oak tree to fall and damage a home’s porch and poke holes in the home’s roof in the Pine Grove Community off of Lemuel Jarrell Road. On that same property, the high winds also caused the the roof to blow off a large shed. Widespread damage including downed power lines occurred in the Pine Grove Community, Manley said.

In the McNeill community similar damage occurred as a result of the storm, including damaged sheds and downed power lines, Manley said. The most severe damage in that community entailed a camper trailer rolling into a nearby home. Manley said the family was staying in the trailer while conducting repairs to the neighboring home, but no one was in the trailer at the time of the storm, so no injuries occurred.

Due to the damage, it is suspected a tornado could have been involved.
The National Weather Service will be in the area tomorrow morning to confirm if the damage was caused by a tornado.

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Manley said no injuries were reported as a result of the storm.