By Jeremy Pittari, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
A storm system that passed through the area caused some damage in Louisiana and Mississippi but passed through Pearl River County leaving behind only a little damage.
Pearl River County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley said Monday morning’s storm did not involve reports of major damage. The only damage reported to Manley involved a downed tree on Mississippi Highway 43 North near Amackertown.
That same system passed through Louisiana earlier in the day and ripped up some trees in a wooded area near a residential community near Baton Rouge and also knocked down power lines, according to The Associated Press. A 7th District fire station in Ascension Parish suffered damage to the truck bay doors, but no injuries were reported, the AP story states.
In Mississippi, Walthall and Marion Counties suffered some damage from the storm, an AP story states. A barn and the roof of an office building suffered damage near Tylertown, while a home in Marion County also was damaged. Surveyors with the National Weather Service will observe the damage and establish if it was the result of a tornado or not, the story states.
A separate storm that passed through Pearl River County on Sunday damaged a residential, above-ground pool, according to reports on the Pearl River County EOC Facebook page.
The National Weather Service issued several alerts during the storm, and Manley suggests county residents keep up with the National Weather Service when storms such as these approach.
When a tornado warning is issued the conditions within a storm system are primed to spawn a tornado. Manley said the safest place to be is in the inner most part of a home or in a safe room. County residents who live in mobile homes are advised to evacuate if at all possible.