Friday, August 17, 2018

Storm Damage in Madison

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.

On August 17, 2018 at approximately 5:15 PM during a severe thunderstorm in the City of Madison the police department began receiving reports of damage to homes in the Rice Road area. Emergency responders proceeded to the area and found numerous homes in the Sandalwood Subdivision had structural damage. Additionally, numerous trees were down in the neighborhood. Upon checking the neighborhood first responders found there were no reported injuries during the storm. Approximately 10-12 homes have sustained damaged. The Sandalwood Subdivision is currently closed to the public. Residents are allowed to enter the subdivision. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

In addition, wind/storm damage was also reported at the Madison Airport on Old Canton Road. The damage was reported to a hanger and some aircraft. No injuries were reported at the airport.

The wind storm and damage has been reported to the National Weather Service and a determination as to whether an actual tornado occurred will be made by the NWS at a later time.


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stucco Uh Oh.

Anonymous said...

Spelling police alert.

"Hanger" - this is a device found in closets.

"Hangar" - this is a building for storage of aircraft.

Anonymous said...

Thank heavens for no injuries.

Anonymous said...

Just came through there. Blue lights everywhere. I thought at first it was another effort to catch the Shucker's crowd.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info all the cops over there, hmmm

Anonymous said...

You've got rotating clouds and the green tint clouds... this is what many report seeing with tornadoes... don;t forget too that sometimes tornadoes touch the ground without showing a distinct funnel... the big determination though will be what kind of damage it left behind. I know how to spot tornadoes but only the NWS can confirm.

Anonymous said...

Haha at 9:24! for real!

Anonymous said...

Happy to see such a repugnant comment was approved. Our first anonymous keyboard fstick must be proud. Is this the alternative news source you were looking to provide so many years ago Kingfish? This news site, which I do consider to be worthy as it provides a genuine light on those things missed, has turned into a pissing contest between the Jackson haters v. The Madison/Rankin county haters. It’s truly become a turn off. I have no doubt that many of the “clicks” received are by the same nameless asshats who come on here just to vilify Jackson and same in turn for the apposing. I’ll step off of my soapbox now and pour myself another glass of wine. Cheers F*****rs!

Anonymous said...

Not to worry 9:42 - We still have units positioned at all entrances to city watching for Hinds tags.

Anonymous said...

9:42 pm and 2:20 pm It takes a sick mind to use the damage to Sandalwood as an opportunity to spew your venom.


Decent people are saddened by the damage to a lovely neighborhood and thankful no one was hurt.


If that wasn't your first and only reaction, please get medical help.

PittPanther said...

12:05am, Kingfish could implement Facebook posting if he wanted to, so I assume he likes the anonymity. Turns comments on this site into a cesspool though.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Madison has a whole bunch of cops. It is a fine line between feeling safe and turning into a police state. I personally think we have gotten to the Orwellian level of big brother all in the name of safety. I see cops patrolling through my subdivision at night just looking for something to arrest/do. Kinda makes me sick. I am sure that all you safety/soccer moms feel better but when junior is out driving around one night and get thrown in the Madison County detention center, you might change your tune. And remember, cops are bred to be intelligent, they are bred to be obedient.

Anonymous said...

Where was video taken?

Anonymous said...

@2:20 AM Isn't that wall built yet, the one on County Line Road? It would be very effective to keep out the looters from Jacktown, of course the potholes may slow them down.

Anonymous said...

NWSJAN reporting that 97MPH gust recorded @ Bruce Campbell.

Anonymous said...

@9:14 AM must live in The Fondren or maybe even The Belhaven. He obviously has "Madison envy" but likely can't even give his home away so that he can move north to paradise.

Anonymous said...

10:36 Never had to mind your mommy or teachers either, huh?

Anonymous said...

Y'all took the bait, I am crying

Anonymous said...

Sandalwood resident, more like 25 30 houses damaged. Madison Police and Fire Dept. did fine job with documentation for insurance, checking for hidden damage, gas, electrical problems. Lot of fine people assisting along with a few opportunists today. Based on long narrow swath of destruction I'd say tornado. Look at the video once the helicopter leaves the airport. path of snapped trees then through the middle of the neighborhood. You can travel 5 houses on either side and there's no damage. Back to work

Anonymous said...

EF1 tornado hit Madison during Friday storm, NWS confirms

Anonymous said...

NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MADISON COUNTY TORNADO ON AUGUST 17 2018

Anonymous said...

Houses were made of brick.

Anonymous said...

12:05 pm, Your "bait" is poisoned and has poisoned discourse in this State as it has in the country, so yes, we will throw it out.

What you find amusing is sickening.

The Internet has allowed the undereducated, toxic and the mentally ill among us to find each other so you actually can all feel that you are smart and normal and finally have friends who don't find your words and behavior appalling.

Here's the bad news...people who are like you lack the understanding, compassion and empathy to be friends and can't be trusted.

Get help. Your life can be better.

Anonymous said...

2:52 Link to the helicopter video?

Anonymous said...

I want to thank all first responders including even some from Ridgeland who came to help. They were on the scene in minutes. My house was spared and it didn't even move my patio furniture. Meanwhile though, literally a 1/2 block down houses were almost completely destroyed. I thank God no one was hurt and the neighborhood pulled together Friday night to help the elderly out of their damaged homes and put tarps on damaged roofs. This is what community should do in situations like this and I am proud of mine.

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