Series of storms sweeps through community
Five separate tornado warning sirens blared in Tunica in three hours last Wednesday night, but the town – and the county, for the most part – escaped major damage in severe thunderstorms, high winds and quarter-sized hail that swept through the Mid-South starting at about 7:45 p.m.
“We had damage to a few trees downtown and lots of small limbs and leaves scattered,” Public Works Director Ellis Koonce said Thursday, “but no major effects except a utility pole down near the elementary school that knocked out power on the south end of town.”
Shelter revived at Cut-off
Nearly a dozen residents of Bordeaux Point at the Tunica Cut-off utilized a half century-old storm shelter in the midst of last week’s severe weather.
The shelter had not been used for years until last Thursday, when severe thunderstorms accompanied by tornado warnings blanketed the area, according to those familiar with the structure.
Board tackles cutoff woes, employees
An issue at the Tunica Cutoff and a new position with Tunica County opened discussion at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Oct. 15.
James Dean had an appointment with the board, saying he didn’t know where else to go.
According to Dean, he is a longtime resident of Tunica Cut-off. The camper he parked on his lot has been deemed in violation of the Nel-Win Homeowner’s Association covenants. Dean said he obtained all the necessary permits from Tunica County, but has been taken to court over the matter.
Attack of child under investigation
A local mother says she is still in shock over what she and her four year old child have been through, following an incident on Saturday, Oct. 13 near a local apartment complex.
Shaneice Bolden of Tunica said her son is recovering from a broken collarbone and injuries to the face after being randomly attacked by a 16 year old male. The child was treated and released from LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.
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