Corinth and Tupelo issue State of Emergency proclamations

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The city of Corinth has declared a state of emergency following powerful storms on Saturday.A proclamation was issued by Mayor Tommy Irwin in order for the city to qualify for federal and state funding for recovery efforts.

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton was treated for minor injuries after a tree fell on his home, trapping him for nearly an hour. Not long after his release from a local hospital, Shelton signed a proclamation declaring Tupelo a disaster area.

Alcorn County is expected to soon follow suit.

Strong winds downed trees and damaged several structures. At one point during the storm, 11-thousand customers in Alcorn County were without power.

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