Harvey Rolls In

DeSoto County,Ms

By: Charlie Hoots

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey brought high winds and heavy rains to DeSoto County Thursday.

The storms caused localized power outages – at one point Entergy had several thousand customers without electricity.

There was some flash flooding around the county, but most cities did a great job in their preparations and no serious damage has been reported.

“There are a lot of tree limbs and leaves all around because of the winds, but we came out good”, said Allen Latimer mayor of Horn Lake.

Holly Springs Road, outside of Hernando, was closed this morning due to flooding and traffic had to be rerouted.

Several funnel clouds were reported throughout the afternoon but none touched down and no damage was reported.

The National Weather Service reported having rotation which triggered a warning.

The tornado sirens went off around 1 p.m. sending the students into the halls at all the local schools and parents phones going off with scared children notifying them of their activities.

“As always, the children’s safety is our number one priority”, said Katherine Nelson with the DeSoto County Schools.

The schools returned to their normal schedule but they did cancel all after school activities.

The storm system had moved out of the DeSoto County area by early this morning.

“God has really blessed us”, Latimer said.