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Storm victims pick up the pieces after severe weather

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The first round of weather toppled trees, ignited fires and knocked out power to thousands. Now folks have the daunting task of cleaning up and trying to save what they can.

Mother Nature left a big mess for many metro residents to cleanup and the fear is the price tag for the damage will continue to rise and the rain comes down.

“All my bed spreads and winter clothes are wet,” said Jackson resident Mary Anderson. As the sun rose,  Anderson got a first look at the mess Mother Nature left behind.

A tarp now covers the back of her home where a huge tree fell on it causing major damage.  Her shed, gazebo and car also took a hit.  Although Anderson tried to begin the cleanup process, she didn't get very far because of the super-sized tree.

“I am too old to try to pull on that tree," said Anderson. "Hopefully, I will get some neighbors to come by and will help me.”

Mother Nature also wrecked havoc in the Fondren area. Power lines are still down and debris everywhere.

“It is pretty crazy I guess,” said Jackson resident Justin Russell. Flying debris shattered Russell's windshield. “It is kind of frustrating, but I guess it could have been worse," added Russell. "I had to pay $190.00 to get it fixed.” 

Thousands of people also woke up without power across the state. The largest section was in Hinds County. Two schools in Jackson started their day without electricity.  

“If you are the radar that storm took up the entire service territory,” said Entergy Spokesman Joey Lee.

Entergy has been working around the clock. They also called in 100 extra crew members from Arkansas and Louisiana to help with restoration efforts.

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