Grenada County Civil Defense Director George Frazier said today that Grenada County was fortunate not to have been hit by a tornado this weekend.
"We dodged yet another bullet," said Frazier.
This weekend tornadoes threatened the bordering counties of Grenada. Carroll, Yalobusha, LeFlore, Tallahatchie, Webster and Calhoun.
Frazier said the National Weather Service did issue a warning for Grenada County and a number of people called and claimed they heard or saw a tornado, but no damage was reported.
"The weather service in Jackson will begin to follow storm in their projected paths instead of the radar."
Frazier said this is the latest technology that will allow his team to blow sirens in particular areas where the weather is most severe instead of blowing them all at the same time.
Grenada County, which is 39 miles wide, was threatened by a tornado near the Gore Springs area.
Weekend fire The Grenada Fire Department responded to a shed fire at 715 Windsor Road Saturday morning around 6:22. According to a release by the fire department, the fire is believed to have started from an LP tank that was venting gas and fire.
The release stated that no one was injured at the fire though an ambulance was on the scene. The fire took a little over an hour to extinguish.
According to the GFD Public Information Officer Paul Reese, firemen responded to a home fire yesterday afternoon, which is believed to been caused by a microwave. No injuries were reported at the home.