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The entire area is under a tornado watch.

Posted: Mar 11, 2019 9:13 AM

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3:40 p.m.

From Walnut Police on Twitter:

Downtown Walnut has damage to several buildings. Please avoid the area so that responders can work to assess the damage and clear the streets. An incident command center has been established at the Walnut Fire Department. Please report any damage to (662) 223-4115.

3:02 p.m.

Report of power outages in the Walnut area.  Power lines are down east of Walnut.  Also, a report in from law enforcement of house damage along HIghway 354.

2:29 p.m.

First tornado warning issued: northwestern Tippah, northeastern Benton and northern Alcorn counties until 3:15 p.m.

2:25 p.m.

Itawamba Community College has opened the storm shelter in the Band Hall on the Fulton campus.

2:21 p.m.

The entire area is under a tornado watch.  Some are under one until 5 p.m.  Most local counties are under one until 9 p.m.

1:57 p.m.

The Tupelo Public School District will open its storm shelters to the public at Thomas Street, Joyner and Carver schools at 2 p.m.

1:40 p.m.

First severe thunderstorm warning for the area: northeastern Tippah, northern Alcorn counties until 2:15 p.m.

11:50 a.m.

Columbus Fire and Rescue reminds people there are three storm shelters in the county:

  1. Lowndes Technology Center on Lehmberg Road
  2. the new high school in New Hope
  3. the new elementary school in Caledonia

The fire department says If the shelters are needed, county emergency management will get with the school district to open them.

Also, Columbus police will help man the shelter at the Lowndes Technology Center if that shelter is opened.

11:30 a.m.

The first tornado watch of the day has been issued.

It basically covers the counties west of Tupelo and the Golden Triangle, and it runs until 5 p.m.

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