The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Wednesday for several streams near Taylorsville. The advisory is issued for an unnamed tributary of Lyon Creek where it crosses Pine Street to the confluence of Lyon Creek with the Leaf River. The advisory is being issued due to an ongoing bypass from a sewer line, and the city is currently working to repair the line.
MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact such as swimming, wading, and fishing. People should also avoid eating fish or anything else taken from these waters until further notice. MDEQ staff will collect samples and monitor the water quality in the area and will revise the advisory as needed.
We want to stress that this advisory DOES NOT impact our drinking water supply, and boiling your water is NOT neccessary. This advisory is simply for the unnamed streams.
The town is actively working to repair the bypassed sewer line, and we anticipate repairs should be completed within the next week or so.
You can read more about the advisory here: https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/mdeq-issues-water-contact-advisory-for-streams-near-taylorsville/
Good afternoon, Taylorsville. The NWS has released their preliminary report of the tornado that occurred this weekend just to our southwest. We remain ever grateful and blessed that this dangerous tornado did not make it to the heart of Taylorsville. A special thanks to all of our emergency management personnel and those who assisted in the response efforts after the tornado.
Estimated Peak Wind: 100 mph
Path Length: 4.11 miles
Path Width: 250.0 yards
Start Date: 04/13/2019
Start Time: 09:39 PM CDT
Start Location: 4 NW Hot Coffee / Covington County / MS
Start Lat/Lon: 31.7685 / -89.506
End Date: 04/13/2019
End Time: 09:46 PM CDT
End Location: 2 SW Taylorsville / Smith County / MS
End Lat/Lon: 31.8112 / -89.4576
Summary: This tornado touched down at the intersection of Boyd Duckworth and Lilly Valley Church roads. Some broken limbs and a few downed trees were noted along with skirting blown from a mobile home. Heading northeast, limb damage increased along with a few more trees blown down. The covering from a porch and the tin roof of a mobile home was taken off. This debris was thrown into another mobile home and caused the door to fly open, which this debris caused a minor injury. Other minor tin damage occurred to a few mobile homes here. Tree damage increased as it crossed Decar Page Drive, with EF1 type tree damage continuing as it neared Gilmer Road and crossed Gilmer Road. One home had shingle damage and had the base of the roof lifted some. As the tornado crossed into Smith County, it reached peak intensity and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. As the end of County Road 21-D, heavy tree damage was noted. One home had the carport removed and residents said the house shifted. Some of the tin roof was damaged as well. As the tornado moved northeast along County Road 21, a large metal shed had the roof removed. The tornado dissipated shortly after near County Road 21 about 2 miles southwest of Taylorsville. An indirect injury occurred in Smith County when a lady fell off the roof while putting a tarp up.
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