George County Sheriff asks residents to stay off roads after apparent tornado
GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WXXV) — Multiple trees and power lines are down throughout George County after an apparent tornado Tuesday morning.
George County Sheriff Keith Havard asks that residents remain at home as increasing traffic is making repairs difficult. He asks that residents avoid the following areas:
- East Wilkerson Ferry Road
- South Basin Central Road
- River Road
- Hwy 613 south of Barton
- Agricola Road
- Corley Road
In a transit alert posted to Facebook, the George County Sheriff’s Office, “PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL TO THESE AREAS AT THIS TIME as crews are out working to assess damage. Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 601-947-4811 to report any welfare concerns or criminal activity, or contact Emergency Management 601-947-7557 to report any structural damage or road blockage.”
The National Weather Service said there was a radar confirmed tornado and local emergency managers were reporting “considerable damage” in George County near the town of Agricola.
The extent of the damage is not yet known. The National Weather Service will conduct a damage survey today or tomorrow at which point they will determine how strong the tornado was.
So far, no injuries have been reported.
A Tornado Warning was in effect for the area from 9:34 a.m. until 10:11 a.m.