Straight-line winds caused damage in Grenada County, not a tornado

A storm splits a tree on Highway 481 in Scott County.
A storm splits a tree on Highway 481 in Scott County.

GRENADA COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Weather experts said the storm that went through Grenada County Tuesday was not a tornado.

The National Weather Service in Jackson said strong straight line winds caused the damage.

NWS surveyors said in the preliminary report that trees were knocked down near McSwine and Pea Ridge roads. The high winds also caused damage to some roofs and windows. There was also damage to a garage.

They said the winds were estimated at 90 miles per hour.

In other areas of the state, EF-1 tornadoes touched down causing trees to fall and roof damage. No injuries have been reported.

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