Wednesday’s storms rattled nerves, displaced trash receptacles and other loose items around homes and in general made a big mess in and around Copiah County. The rainfall was the first significant precipitation that has fallen in many parts of the county in a month or so.
High winds that gusted over 50 miles per hour snapped limbs and felled weaker trees all over Hazlehurst, causing dozens of power outages. One large limb even crashed through a window of a home and injured three people, including a child, authorities said late Wednesday.
Power crews were quick to respond and had power restored to all areas within a few hours. County road crews worked into the late evening clearing debris from roads, as well.
The cold front from which the storms fired up is expected to pass through the area today, bringing less humidity and lower temperatures for the next couple of days.