No injuries reported as Yazoo rides out another tornado
By JASON PATTERSON
With the terror of the April 24 tornado still fresh in their minds, Yazoo residents rode out another tornado Monday night.
Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Bernice McGinnis said no injuries had been reported as of Tuesday morning.
On Eagle Bend Road Joanne Stricklin and three others huddled in a bedroom and prayed as the storm pounded her home and ripped part of the roof from right above them.
“It happened so fast,” Stricklin said Tuesday morning. “It was terrifying, but we’re all OK. We’re thankful for that.”
The room directly behind them was ripped from the home. The front doors of the home blew open, and debris from the demolished shop across the street was blown inside.
Across the street an 18-wheeler was overturned, and the roof was ripped from a tractor. Other homes on Eagle Bend Road were also damaged.
The storm damaged a number of properties in downtown Yazoo City. -------for the rest of the story see The Yazoo Herald printed edition or subscribe to the Digital Edition.----------