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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.

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