Minor damage, no injuries as storms pass through Golden Triangle

A tree down near a dock on Lake Shore Drive (Photo by Logan Kirkland, SDN)
A tree down on Robinson Road in Oktibbeha County (Photo by Logan Kirkland, SDN)
Staff Writer

A line of severe storms rolled through the Southeast on Saturday, downing trees and causing some minor structural damage in the Golden Triangle.

As of Saturday afternoon, Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director Kristen Campanella said a tree fell on house on West Lake Shore Drive, but no injuries were reported.

A tornado warning was issued for a wide part of the Golden Triangle around 10 a.m. Saturday morning and a severe thunderstorm warning extended past noon.

Downed trees across the road were reported on Pike Road, Crawford Road, between Robinson Road and Penn Station Road, Robinson Road, and Oktoc Road.

In Lowndes County, reports with the NOAA Storm Prediction Center showed some structural damage in Columbus.

A tree was reported to have fallen on a house behind the Sonic in north Columbus, with other minor structural damage reported to buildings in the area.

A store sign was also blown off a Lowndes County business on U.S. Highway 45.

Tree damage in Columbus was also reported at Dewayne Hayes Campground, Stinson Creek Road and Wolfe Road in Caledonia.

In Winston County, trees were down and some homes were reported to have sustained damage on Elijah Graham Road. Also, at least one report came in concerning power lines that fell on a car and trapped an individual on Rocky Hill Road off Highway 397.