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Heavy winds hit Choctaw County

By By Ben Alexander/The Meridian Star
June 15, 2001
A powerful thunderstorm toppled trees and power lines Thursday afternoon in Choctaw County, Ala.
Choctaw County Emergency Management Director Bill Gibson said although there was a tornado reported, officials couldn't confirm the sighting.
According to Gibson, there had been no reports of injuries or significant property damage from the storms that occurred around 2 p.m.
Gibson said most of the damage was localized in the southern portion of the county.
Heavy winds and rain were also reported Thursday afternoon in southeast Lauderdale County.
Ben Alexander is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3226, or e-mail him at balexander@themeridianstar.com.