Northwest Jackson neighbors recovering from Tuesday’s tornado


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – After Tuesday’s severe storms, many people in Northwest Jackson are trying to clean up the debris left in their neighborhoods.

A potential tornado touched down on Fairwood Drive on Tuesday. Neighbors said their streets were blocked by down trees, but crews worked to clear the roads on Wednesday.

Shaun Blackmon, who lives in the neighborhood, said, “It’s a lot of work, a lot of work. But it’s all good things. No one hurt, no fatalities, and the cleanup crew. The neighborhood came together. Everyone came out to help, so that was a good thing.”

Blackmon was inside his Fairwood Drive home when the storm hit. His mother was recently released from the hospital and he was worried for her safety. Looking around his home, he’s just glad it wasn’t worse.

Blackmon said all the material things can replace. He is just grateful everyone was okay.

The Lakeover neighborhood, which is off of Livingston Road, also had two trees blocking the road. The Hinds County EMA director said only one injury was reported in the area.

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