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Tishomingo residents shaken up by EF-1 tornado

Tishomingo county has started getting back on it's feet after a tornado hit the area on Tuesday.

Posted: Mar 28, 2020 9:44 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2020 9:21 AM

TISHOMINGO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tishomingo County has started getting back on its feet after a tornado hit the area on Tuesday.

Resident Ashley Dexter said she's still in disbelief that her house was destroyed in the storm.

"It was just a sinking feeling inside," said Dexter.

She said she and her husband were eating dinner when a friend called and told them to hurry out and take shelter in their basement.

She recalled listening to the sounds of her house being torn apart.

"We knew that what we were hearing wasn't just the roof coming off," said Dexter.

Her home, her grandfather's workshop and cherished memories were completely torn apart by the strong winds.

"Everything was everywhere. It was a lot of tin wrapped around trees, trees snapped, furniture in the yard," said Dexter.

"This is all my school stuff. I had my school papers in the shed."

Mayor James Tennyson said Dexter's home and several other areas around Highway 30 still have major debris on the roads with many people still out of power.

"Some of them could be out for a week. There is major, major damage on Highway 30," said Tennyson.

But, Tennyson and Dexter said thanks to huge volunteer efforts, the city is already ahead of the curve on recovery.

"We'll never be able to thank people enough for all they've done for us," said Dexter.

Tennyson said city workers' first priority during recovery will be getting all the excess debris picked up off the streets and out of the area's drainage ditches.

He also said the city might not meet the damage threshold for federal aid, but he and city leaders are exploring other avenues to fund recovery efforts.

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Confirmed Cases: 14790

Reported Deaths: 710
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