A “large and extremely dangerous tornado” touched ground in northeastern Mississippi late Sunday as extreme weather condition rolled through the area.
Residents in a minimum of 2 towns in the areawere getting up to harmed structures and downed power lines after the National Weather Service in Memphis provided a string of twister cautions.
The “large and extremely dangerous tornado” was on the ground in Sandy Springs in Itawamba county at around 10: 30 p.m. regional time (11: 30 ET), the Weather Service stated as it alerted locals to hide in what it called “a life-threatening situation.”
There was no instant details about what damage or injuries the twister might have triggered to the town.
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The weather condition service likewise prompted locals in Tupelo, about 23 miles southwest of Sandy Springs, and the surrounding location in surrounding Lee county to shelter since of a “damaging tornado” crossing the city.
“Tornado emergency for Tupelo!” it tweeted. “Take cover now!”
Social media images from Tupelo revealed roofings of numerous houses and structures blown away, power lines and trees downed, and streets overloaded with particles. The city’s mayor’s workplace did not report any injuries or deaths.
It stated damage has actually been reported and emergency situation teams were out evaluating it.
“Please do not get out and drive,” the workplace alerted in a Facebook post. “It is dangerous — there are reports that power lines are down in the roads.”
Earlier on Sunday, the workplace alerted that the city remained in “the path of a powerful storm,” and storm shelters were being opened.
“Please be in your tornado safe space!” Tupelo mayor Jason Shelton prompted on Facebook.
There was likewise damage reported in Calhoun City, roughly 40 miles southwest of Tupelo.
A 3rd of the town lacks power, according to the county constable. Several individuals were caught in their houses, Sheriff Greg Pollan informed NBC News, and very first responders needed to liberate them. But there were no reports of injuries, he stated.
NBC affiliate WTVA in Tupelo likewise reported damage in Pontotoc County.
The National Weather Service in Jackson likewise shared social networks reports of twisters near Yazoo City and Byram previously in the day.
Joe Studley and Caroline Radnofsky contributed.