Strong Winds Lead to Damage Across the Delta

Chicot Memorial

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — The strong thunderstorms that moved through the Delta Tuesday evening left uprooted trees and damaged buildings in their wake in many communities. The storms affected Arkansas first with a large tree falling on a car in Crosset around 6:15 PM. At 6:30 power poles were downed along Bill Young Road southwest of Lake Village and wires fell across a highway northwest of Lake Providence shortly after. As the storms crossed the river winds hit 69 mph at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport around 7:00 PM. By 7:30 PM more power lines were reported down in Sunflower. Large trees were reported down on roadways in a number of areas including Itta Bena, Leland, Yazoo City, Boyle, and Cleveland. A spotter in Itta Bena said light poles had been snapped by the storm. Greenwood winds downed large trees in several areas centered around a busy local intersection at Park Avenue and Grand Boulevard, and a tree landed on a house and car in Vicksburg. Scattered power outages caused by falling the falling debris were reported in a number of areas including Itta Bena and Greenville. No injuries were reported in the storms.



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