Tornado ravages county; two injuries reported

By BRITTNEY MANGUM,

Tornadoes ravaged through the county on Monday night, leaving multiple families with property damage or without homes. Emergency responders worked hard throughout the night rescuing families and clearing roadways of debris.

“Out of all the damage that stretches from Beaverdam to the state line on Hwy 18 East, we have only had two injuries, and they were transported by Paratech,” stated Deputy Barry White.

Areas that reported damage include those on County Roads 660, 664, 630, 662, 511, 223, 224, 230, 210, and 225. There was also damage reported on Hwy 18 East around the state line.

According to Eddie Ivy, “At this time Damage Assessments are currently being conducted throughout Clarke County in coordination with Clarke County EMA and Clarke County MSU Extension. If you have any agricultural damage due to the tornadoes that affected Clarke County on December 16, 2019, please contact your Clarke County MSU Extension Agent, Christy King, by calling the local extension office at 601-776-3951 or by emailing your name, physical location/address of damage, and type of damage (timber, agricultural structure, etc.) to c.king@msstate.edu.”

With all the damage that was caused, there are families that will need help recovering.  Please let us know of any needs, and we will gladly ask the community for those needs. The Tribune can be a drop off for those who do want to give. Any information on needs can be sent to jbozeman@clarkecountytrib.com. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

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