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Damage reported in Central Miss. as storms bring rain and tornadoes

Damage reported in Central Miss. as storms bring rain and tornadoes
Damage reported in Central Miss. as storms bring rain and tornadoes(Sheriff Bryan Bailey)
Updated: Apr. 9, 2021 at 11:45 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Damage has been reported and tornadoes have been spotted as severe storms barreled through Central Mississippi Friday evening.

A tree collapsed on a Lake Harbor mobile home after a storm passed through the area around 9:30 p.m.

Shortly before this, a home in Northeast Jackson on Brecon Drive had its roof collapse. Nobody inside was injured.

A person who witnessed the collapse stated that it was “easily the scariest moment of my life.”

A tornado was spotted on Holly Bush Road near McClain Lodge in Brandon hours after a tornado was confirmed in Pelahatchie near Yogi Bear Park.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said when he arrived at the safe room Friday night, there was already a crowd of people waiting to get in.

Flooding has also been reported in multiple places, including in the Capitol City and on Northshore Parkway in Brandon near the Reservoir.

As of 8 a.m., over 30,000 Mississippians are experiencing power outages.

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