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At least three dead after tornado rips through Mississippi

22 January, 2017, 00:48 | Author: Eddie Kim
  • Multiple structures damaged in downtown Hattiesburg

The campus of William Carey University in Hattiesburg was also affected.

At least four people were dead after an early morning tornado tore through southern MS on Saturday, according to local officials.

Rescue teams were searching for more victims in the area where the tornado struck, Greg Flynn of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency told the Associated Press, while Hattiesburg police were making door-to-door rounds.

Phil Bryant shared condolences on Facebook and said he had made contact with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency regarding relief.

Mayor Johnny DuPress has signed an emergency declaration for Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg, the largest city in Forrest County, has taken a lot of damage, the National Weather Service said in an advisory. A tornado may have caused the damage, CNN affiliate WDAM-TV reported.

"There are widespread power outages as the tornado ran across three counties lines - Lamar, Forrest and Perry County", Flynn said.

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The university tweeted that the Hattiesburg campus is closed until further notice: "Students are being escorted from campus".

"There are some minor injuries", said Mia Overton, William Carey public relations coordinator.

Mississippi Power crews are assessing damage and working to restore power in the areas that are safe for them to work.

Multiple gas leaks were also reported in Hattiesburg and Petal after lines ruptured and residents were trapped in a building in downtown Hattiesburg.

Severe storms will track across south Alabama through Saturday morning, where a tornado watch is in effect.

Severe thunderstorms are likely Saturday evening in those areas, with the possibility of golf ball-size hail, heavy winds and tornadoes.


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