High Winds Blow Through Area

In the top photo, a piece of roofing tin littered a downtown Water Valley ally after high winds buffeted Yalobusha County Tuesday. The bottom photo shows a small stuffed horse that appeared to have been blown down Main Street along with other bits of paper and debris. If you know the little cowboy or cowgirl to whom the horse belongs, it is waiting for them at the Herald office. – Photos by Jack Gurner

High winds roared through Mississippi Tuesday as a fast moving storm system passed through the state.

Some of the highest winds were recorded after the system passed through with sustained winds of over 40 mph and gusts of over 50 mph, according the National Weather Service in Memphis.

 In Yalobusha County there were scattered reports of trees down over power lines and roads. Several of the radio calls were for the Oakland and Enid area. A utility company worker called for assistance with live power lines down near Water Valley.

In town, fallen tree limbs covered yards and several large pieces of roofing tin littered a downtown ally.

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