MCCOMB, Miss. (WJTV) – Severe thunderstorms and a possible tornado hit the City of McComb overnight, causing damage to homes.
On Veterans Boulevard, there were dozens of downed trees. First responders and cleanup crews have been out since Wednesday night to get a head start on the recovery process.
“I saw my phone that the mayor, I’m on city council, the mayor had texted me that he had been in touch with the police, the fire department and public works, and everybody was okay. And they were out working at 4:30,” said Ted Tullos, McComb Ward 1 Selectman.
First responders worked to clear debris from the roads. They also shut down impassible roads, like Jackson Avenue and Mississippi Street. Community members are also working to help with the cleanup.
“We’re just some local business owners that come out, you know, to try and help our neighbors out and see if anybody needs assistance, or is trapped and cant get out, or anything like that,” said Barry Nicholson.
Selectman Tullos said people who have been helping cleanup are heroes in his book.
“And I’ve told a lot of people, movie stars, pro athletes and rockstars are not your heroes. It’s the people you see today that are the heroes,” he stated.
Pike County EMA Director Richard Coghlan said damage has been reported between Summit and McComb. At this time, no injuries or fatalities have been reported.