Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton says several injuries are being reported there after a large tornado damaged homes and down trees and power lines. Shelton says none of the injuries are apparently life-threatening. He said dozens of homes and businesses were damaged extensively.
Bruce Ridgeway, vice president at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, says the hospital received six people with non-life-threatening injuries.
The National Weather Service reported another large tornado hit Winston County. Newscenter 11 had a report of the hospital in Louisville being hit. Metro Ambulance in Meridian sent units there to assist.
Gov. Phil Bryant had already declared a State of Emergency Monday in advance of expected storms that forecasters have warned could trigger tornadoes, heavy downpours, damaging hail and flash floods.
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