Storms prompt school closures, but little else in Clay County

Daily Times Leader

While many schools and businesses closed early out of an abundance of caution in Clay County on Monday, storms that threatened to cause damage and spawn tornadoes were relatively quiet for local residents.

Perhaps the biggest impact from the severe weather potential Monday came as school administrators across the Golden Triangle dismissed early as storms approached.

The West Point Consolidated School District dismissed all schools at 1:30 p.m., while Hebron Christian School in Pheba closed at 11:30 a.m.

Coincidentally, Oak Hill Academy was already scheduled to dismissed at 11:20 a.m. as the school is on its exam schedule. However, the school did cancel all after school practices and activities.

Also in the region, East Mississippi Community College, Mississippi State University and the Mississippi University for Women all cancelled classes Monday afternoon.

By press time, storm damage had been reported across north Mississippi, but not in Clay County, according to storm damage reports filed with the NOAA Storm Prediction Center.