NE Miss. Hit By 3 Likely Tornadoes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a strong storm system spawned three likely tornadoes that touched down Saturday in northeastern Mississippi, toppling trees and power lines, damaging a flea market building and peeling roofs off some homes.

No injuries or deaths were immediately reported.

It was the second weekend in a row for severe weather to pound Mississippi and other parts of the South.

Zwemer Ingram, a weather service meteorologist in the Memphis, Tenn. office, says trained storm spotters saw "very, very strong indications" of a tornado about 2 p.m. Saturday in Tippah County, Miss., between the communities of Blue Mountain and Ripley. The area is north of Tupelo.

He says another trained spotter saw a likely tornado a short time later seven miles north of Booneville, and law enforcement officers saw one two miles northwest of Iuka.

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