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Multiple tornadoes reported in southern Mississippi as storm system moves east
National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple tornadoes hit the southern half of Mississippi on Thursday as a storm system moves east. There was a tornado watch in the area until 11 p.m. CT that will likely turn into a severe thunderstorm watch, CBS News weather producer David Park
Tornado caught on camera in Leake County
STANDING PINE, Miss. — A 16 WAPT News viewer shared video of a tornado that formed Thursday in Leake County. WAPT Chief Meteorologist David Hartman said storms in Standing Pine spawned the tornado at about 4 p.m.
One person killed during storms in Neshoba County
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - One person has died after another round of severe weather blew through Mississippi on Thursday. Neshoba County Coroner John Stephens says that a driver was killed on Highway 15 S. after his car hit a tree.
Severe weather damage photos throughout Mississippi
MISSISSIPPI – Trees down, power outages and flooding are causing problems for Mississippi as another strong batch of storms came through the area. Below are pictures sent in from WCBI viewers from Wednesday night’s severe weather.
Authorities search for missing man in Leake County
LEAKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) -- Carthage and Leake County authorities are searching for a man who went missing last week. Terence Washington was last seen on April 4, 2019 at a home in Carthage at about 10:00 am. According to Dispatch, he was supposed to return at 1:00 pm the same day.
Confirmed Tornado Heading Toward Jackson, Mississippi
A confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was located 7 miles southwest of Raymond, or 14 miles southwest of Clinton, moving northeast at 45 mph. This is a particularly dangerous situation.
Alabama woman and two Mississippi men dead as severe weather sweeps across the Southeast
LEARNED, Miss. (AP) â€” Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
One storm-related fatality reported in Neshoba County
NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - According to the National Weather Service, weather is responsible for one fatality in Neshoba County. Reports confirm a tree fell on a car three miles southwest of Deem on Highway 15 South between Highway 485 and County Road 432.
Driver killed when tree hits vehicle near Philadelphia
The storm that swept through East Mississippi Thursday afternoon is being blamed for a vehicular death in Neshoba County. A man died when high winds blew a tree onto his vehicle as he was headed north on Highway 15 a few miles south of Philadelphia, said Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell.
Storm roundup: Damage scattered all the way across central Mississippi
The first reports of damage came in from Adams and Claiborne counties followed by additional reports in Learned, Jackson, Brandon, Flowood, and Morton. Here is a look at some of the pictures sent in by viewers and captured by our team here at WJTV 12.
Tornado Watch Coming Soon For Portions Of Louisiana & Mississippi
The threat of severe storms is starting to flare up back to our west in Louisiana and eventually into southwestern Mississippi. SPC has drawn up a mesoscale discussion stating that a tornado watch will be issued by 11:00 am CDT.
Several Mississippi school districts closing early due to severe weather risk
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Multiple Mississippi school districts are closing early Thursday due to the risk of severe weather. Coahoma County School District will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
Outdoor columnist Tony Kinton talks about the outdoors and hunting
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Power outages pepper central Mississippi
Southern Pine says nearly 9-thousand customers in Rankin County are without power following this afternoon's storms. Lines are downed in Hillsboro, Morton, Shiloh and Rexford. In the meantime, Entergy is working to assess damage in Vicksburg, Utica, northeast Jackson and Mendenhall. More than 29,000
The Latest: Woman killed in Alabama after tree falls on home
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local):. Alabama authorities say a woman has been killed after strong storms knocked down a tree onto her mobile home in St Clair County.
MS WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Thursday, April 18, 2019. ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM CDT FOR CENTRAL. RANKIN...NORTHEASTERN HINDS AND SOUTHEASTERN MADISON COUNTIES...
Strong storms in US south kill at least 3, leave thousands without power
LEARNED, Miss. – Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
SCHOOL LIST: South Mississippi schools announce early dismissal times
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Schools across South Mississippi are announcing early release times ahead of severe weather headed our way Thursday. All schools will start at their regular times unless otherwise noted.
Red Cross opens shelter in Scott County for storm victims
FLOWOOD, Miss. (WTOK)- The American Red Cross has opened a shelter for those affected by the recent severe weather and flooding. The shelter is located in Scott County at the Polkville Fire Station located at 6386 MS 13, Morton, MS.
Mississippi Towns Take Direct Hit from Tornadoes
UPDATE: One fatality has been confirmed in Neshoba County, MS after a tree fell on an occupied car. Severe storms ripped across the Southeast Thursday evening. Several Mississippi communities took direct hits from tornadoes. The towns of Morton and Brandon suffered the worst damage.