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Tuesday's storms cause damage in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The storm struck Madison County between 5:30 and 6:30 Tuesday morning.

That's according to Emergency Operations Manager Butch Hammack.

Hammack says there are reports from all over the county of trees across roadways and downed power lines.

The most visible damage was at Lake Caroline where a large tree fell against the home of Wayne Watkins at 98 Talbot Court and Lake Ridge Drive.

Further up north in Madison County, just about 3 miles south of Pickens off of Old Highway 51, Rose Hydrick lost her relatively new horse barn which became a pile of crumpled metal.

At least 8 trees were knocked over here.

Madison County Emergency Operations Manager Butch Hammack said he would let the weather service determine if it was a tornado.

"Bert, honestly I don't know, at this point, and I am going to let the weather service make that determination," Hammack said. "If you will look directly behind you there is a tree that has been uprooted and another one that has been twisted off, half way up the trunk. So we don't know if we had a combination of tornadic activity or straight line winds or what happened."

The homeowner at Lake Caroline was just thankful nobody got hurt.

"We heard a thump, and we had a lot of thunder and lightning and I walked outside and looked up and we had a tree laying on the house," Wayne Watkins said. "We are ok and this is nothing but building materials and can be fixed."

Butch Hammack said he had at least 30 reports of trees across roads from all over the county.

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