Twister Sighted, Home Destroyed in Mississippi

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A storm system passing through Mississippi Monday spawned at least one tornado and is being blamed for destroying a home and severely damaging as many as five in Amite County.

A tornado touched down briefly around 4 p.m. in western Mississippi's Sharkey County near Holly Bluff and Rolling Fork and was expected to reform later in the day as clouds moved northeast across the state, according to the National Weather Service.

Senior meteorologist Mike Edmonston said high winds are blamed on the damage in Amite County near Liberty, but a storm survey team will check the site Tuesday to determine if the damage was actually caused by a tornado.

No injuries were reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

The advancing storm system spawned tornado warnings across central and south Mississippi and eastern Louisiana. It packed high winds, lightning, heavy rain and some hail and was expected to cross through the state Monday evening.


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