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Residents clean up weather damage in Panola Co.

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PANOLA COUNTY, MS -

(WMC-TV) - Several barns, a workshop, and a few other structures sustained a lot of damage – with some even destroyed – in an area hit by a tornado in Panola County.

The national weather service determined it was an EF-2 tornado after checking out the rubble Sunday. No one was hurt, but strong winds carried some of the debris miles away.

Panola County emergency operations director Daniel Cole said wind speeds were estimated to be around 110 miles per hour.

Jim Prevallet and his wife ducked for cover in their homes and feel blessed to be alive after they walked out to see what was left.

"I felt the vacuum in the house like it was just sucking, like hard to breathe. In a couple minutes, it was just sucking, and then we run for cover under the stairwell going upstairs, and we came out and looked a few minutes later and everything outside was gone," he said.

Prevallet is a cattle farmer, and said all of the animals are fine.

The emergency operations director said they turned in damage reports to Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Since this is an isolated incident it is unclear whether any assistance will be provided aside from insurance coverage.

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