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Rain and hail brought down tree limbs in Madison County Thursday night

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Tree limbs scattered across portions of Madison County Friday after severe weather passed through the area Thursday. Residents said they have just seen trees down, but no major damage.

"It was really strong winds and little branches were hitting the top of my roof," said Longtime Madison resident Kay Heller. "It sounded like they were larger than they really were."

Heller said the severe weather passed through quickly Thursday night bringing rain and hail.

"It was probably about the size of a marble. It was bouncing off my car," added Heller.

Heller said after the marble sized hail passed through, noticeable problems many faced were power outages and downed trees.

Crews spent much of Friday removing downed trees and debris from areas in Madison County including at the entrance to Deerfield Subdivision.

"The biggest factor we ran into this morning is trees on the ground," said Madison  County Emergency Management Director Butch Hammock. "A couple of neighborhoods had some trees on the roadways. We have a couple of houses that have trees on them, but not in then. The Deerfield subdivision was the biggest impact that we saw. We also had some issues on Highway 51 where five power poles fell resulting in a power outage for Gluckstadt for most of the night."

Hammock said no major damage or injuries have been reported. However, he said  it's important you are prepared for severe weather in the future.

"Madison County has weather sirens now,' Hammock. "We will sound those sirens in the event of a tornado warning, but what I encourage people to do especially in the night time hours when you've gone home for the night is to buy a weather radio."

"This is just something you deal with and the inconvenience of having your electricity out," said Heller.

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