No damage reported after windy storm
In Mother Nature’s attempt to shed the last of the remaining leaves from their branches Sunday, Lafayette County escaped with little to no damage associated with the gusty weather.
According to the National Weather Service, the area saw the highest winds between 7 and 8 p.m. with sustained speeds of about 27 mph and gusts up to 40 mph.
Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator David Shaw said he had no reports this morning of any damage and Road Manager Jerry Haynie said the roads were safe this morning.
“We did real good,” he said. “I didn’t get any calls about trees in the road. But we’re out this morning double-checking and so far everything looks good.”
Haynie said some roads could be slick with wet leaves and fallen branches.
“Just the minor stuff,” he said. “No road damage or big limbs down it seems.”
The area received about an inch of rain, according to NWS meteorologist Zach May who said most of North Mississippi was spared from straight-line winds and no tornadoes were reported.
A few scattered outages were reported after wind knocked a few limbs into power lines, but the North East Mississippi Electric Power Association and Oxford Electric Department reported no outages as of this morning.
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