Photos: Tornadoes Tore Through Southern Mississippi And Alabama

A tornado is pictured near Hattiesburg, Mississippi in this still image from a video shot by Rynal Grant February 10, 2013. The tornado, which touched down at approximately 1730 local time, was reported to have injured three people and caused damage to the nearby campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. REUTERS/Rynal Grant/Handout

A tornado is pictured near Hattiesburg, Mississippi in this still image from a video shot by Rynal Grant February 10, 2013. The tornado, which touched down at approximately 1730 local time, was reported to have injured three people and caused damage to the nearby campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. REUTERS/Rynal Grant/Handout

A swarm of tornadoes tore through several counties in southern Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday damaging lots of buildings, vehicles and trees.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said it appears a single tornado caused the damage in Forrest, Marion and Lamar counties.

Hundreds of homes are damaged in Forrest County.

In Hattiesburg, the twister moved along one of the city’s main streets and damaged buildings at the governor’s alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi.

Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee says 10 or 15 people were injured by the tornado that slammed Hattiesburg and other parts of the county.

This is a disaster.

(Please click the photos for larger images)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.