Preliminary NWS Storm Damage Reports

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Some preliminary official reports are coming into the Delta Radio Newsroom at this hour from this afternoon and evening’s storms. Winds officially reached 60 mph at Tillar, and McGehee in Arkansas around 4:50 PM. At 5:12 PM the Greenville airport northeast of Metcalfe saw wind gusts to 69 mph. Trees were reported down in many areas. In Dermott in Chicot County between 5:00 PM and 5:20 one tree fell on a house and at least seven are down around the city, a tree was reported down, 3 miles south-southwest of Greenville along Bayou Road at 5:10 PM. About 5:30 A tree in Cleveland fell over from strong winds taken down a fence. Far to the south, at least two people are confirmed dead in a tornado in St. Martin, Lousiana from this system. The tornado ripped a mobile home from its foundation and destroyed it. A Mother and daughter inside at the time were killed.

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