Storm Causes Minor Damage in Quitman County
(Marks, MS) People in and around Marks say Tuesday night’s storm came in with a bang.
By Wednesday they were hoping the worst was over.
”I got up, it was storming real bad and I got up and looked outside and it was flooded like there was water up to my knees. I didn’t get any water in your house, but it came up to the porch though” said JaLisa Jackson.
Water was still standing Wednesday morning while cleanup continued in various parts of town.
”We had some high wind and heavy rain. We had damage to one house Marks,” said Quitman Emergency Management Director Jimmy Matthews.
A tree fell on a home on First Street, knocking a hole in the roof at the back of the house.
Nobody was home Wednesday, but the tree was cut into pieces and a tarp covered the hole in the roof.
Anderson Street down the road, often floods when it rains.
So much so, the city has a pumping station that pulls storm water from the neighborhood over the levee into a swamp.
We’re told a circuit breaker tripped causing a short delay in getting the pumps going, but it was easy to fix and eventually did its job.
The town saw few other problems.
”We had several other trees down that blocked some roads and they were removed. No other assistance was asked for or needed” said Matthews.
By Wednesday the streets were drying and clear, as standing water started receding.
”I’m glad it didn’t get any worse, I am glad. I hope it don’t do no more. I hope the storm is over” Jackson explained.