DESOTO COUNTY, Miss – Tornado Siren’s sounded across Northwest Mississippi between 5:00 am and 6:00 am (1/11/20). Desoto County Emergency Management officials report that two separate tornado’s – one that hit the Love Community south of Hernando, and another which hit the Lewisburg and Olive Branch area. At this time, 95.3 The Rebel has received no reports of deaths or injuries in Desoto County.
According to our weather partner, WREG-TV, the Marshall County officials confirmed a possible tornado hit the 4000-5000 blocks of Highway 4 (between Holly Springs and Senatobia). Some injuries were reported, but we have few details at this time.
The Memphis Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting individuals. For help, call 901-726-1690.
95.3 The Rebel staff was able to confirm serious damage in the I-269 Area, between Red Banks and Craft Road, continuing north near the College Road, Bethel Road, Cedar Creek Road, and the Bethel Park and College Park subdivisions in Olive Branch.
North Central Electric Power Association reports that 4,200 members do not have power, mainly due to line damage and a substation in the College Hill Road area of Olive Branch. Additionally, scattered outages are reported across Marshall County. North Central EPA members can report outages by calling 800-325-8925, then pressing option 2. Entergy MS reports approx. 6,000 residents without power currently. MLGW reports 25,000 homes without power in Shelby County, TN.
Here are photos taken by 95.3 Staff this morning:
Overturned truck on I-269, near Craft Road (above)
Home Damage in Olive Branch MS (below)