To prepare for any flooding that might occur, sandbags are available at the Forrest County Emergency Management office (4080 US Hwy 11). The threat of severe … Possible tornadoes reported; warnings and watches continue for Mississippi, Rolling storm damage reports in Mississippi, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. A tornado on Easter Sunday tore off the lighted sign on the business, and the falling sign ripped off part of a wall. On April 9 a Cold Front developed in Canada and began to travel Southeast. February 10, 2020 at 3:12 PM CST - Updated February 10 at 3:14 PM . The first tornado is currently passing through Jasper County near Heidelberg, Quitman and Pachuta. Lamar County residents were advised to take shelter as the tornado moved at about 40 mph into Baxterville and to Purvis. During the afternoon on April 10 Warm air from the Gulf of Mexico began traveling over the south and parts of the plains mixing with Colder air bieng pulled down from Canada by the Front. Baxterville woman tells of Sunday tornado ordeal. A Jet stream also sw… Marion County Emergency Management reported a confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was located near Salem, 10 miles northwest of Kokomo, that was moving northeast at 55 mph. Tornado alerts hit other parts of the South on Sunday as well, and continued to be issued Monday. A new tornado is moving through Lawrence County near Mississippi 43, heading toward Jefferson Davis County, including Bassfield and Prentiss. It is the principal city of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. The most recent developments for Hattiesburg and the surrounding area will be posted here throughout the day. Hattiesburg’s main threat will continue to be gusty winds with the possibility of pop-up tornados and flash flooding from heavy rainfall. Contact Lici Beveridge at 601-584-3104 or lbeveridge@gannett.com. The National Weather Service said the tornado that … "We were on what used to be the porch," said Penny Temples, a 23-year teacher at Lumberton High School. — Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD) April 20, 2020 The storms cleared the East Coast by the afternoon hours Monday. According to the National Weather Service, 253 people lost their lives across the state as 62 confirmed tornadoes devastated Alabama. A tornado warning remains in effect until 5:15 p.m. for Jefferson Davis County, including Bassfield, Prentiss and Lucas. By Jade Bremner On 4/13/20 at 10:38 AM … Tornado Pictures Show Devastation to Homes Across Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama . The posts were later deleted but garnered criticism and, eventually, national attention. The Pine Belt, like most of Mississippi, has been on alert for severe weather conditions Easter Sunday, including strong and long-tracked tornados and winds of up to 70 mph. — Hattiesburg PD (@HattiesburgPD) April 20, 2020 Multiple damage reports coming in out of Purvis & Hattiesburg, MS from the likely tornado. The Storm Prediction Center noted that the risk for a Tornado outbreak was very low at the time, that was until the next day. #mswx #Hattiesburg pic.twitter.com/WPECMx2skK, Intense lightning during tornado warned storm Tylertown Ms. @Dave_Nussbaum pic.twitter.com/SL6NShTOWh, Multiple vehicles flooded out under the 4th Street bridge on Highway 49, please avoid the area. Coronavirus in Mississippi: Deadly tornadoes not affecting UMMC, MSDH testing sites Mississippi tornado update: 11 killed by Easter storm Storms and tornadoes killed 11 in Mississippi. The National Weather Service in Jackson reported Lamar, Marion, Covington, Jefferson Davis and Lawrence counties are under a tornado warning until 4:45 p.m. Live coverage update: Possible tornadoes reported; warnings and watches continue for Mississippi, Track it live:Rolling storm damage reports in Mississippi. Several streets are flooded in Hattiesburg and water rescues have begun for people trapped in cars. This is a developing story. HATTIESBURG, Miss. "The storm is continuing to hold its strength," NWS said. A tornado emergency was issued by the National Weather Service until 5:30 p.m. for Jasper and Jones counties, including Laurel, Ellisville, Sharon and Soso until 5:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. A pair of EF4 tornadoes carved through a combined 89-mile long swath on Easter Sunday. Stephanie Fatheree, right, salvages items from her house damaged from the tornado the previous night with help from a neighbor on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Harrisburg, Ark. Monday, April 20, 2020. a tornado roared through Lamar and Marion counties, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Storm chasers reported to the weather service … ***NOT FOR BROADCAST*** Contact Brett Adair with Live Storms Media to license. At least 4-5 feet deep. A warning is in effect until 5:15 p.m. NWS officials are warning residents in Collins and Seminary to continue to shelter as this tornado appears to be heading toward Covington County. Brandon Gray is a Digital Producer with the USA TODAY Network. Please find an alternate route. Officials say it is about to cross into Jones County from Covington County. #mswx pic.twitter.com/BiAImGXZAZ. There was a tornado warning for east central Lamar and Forrest counties until 8:15 p.m. Sunday. National Weather Service in Jackson is reporting a tornado about to cross U.S. 84 near Mississippi 529 as it heads toward Soso. Another large and strong tornado is passing through Jones County and headed into Jasper County, including Sandersville and Heidelberg. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reported a number of shelters are open throughout the state, including those in Forrest, Lamar and Jones counties. Check back for updates. WIP Tornado Outbreak of January 26-28, 2020 (Dixie) List of North American tornadoes and tornado outbreaks 1989 Huntsville Tornado The National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed an "extremely large" tornado hit Baxterville at 7:39 p.m. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Alabama and Mississippi until 5 a.m. CST. ... (@Hattiesburg_MS) February 4, 2020. View Comments. Also, damage footage is in there as well. Here's the reaction from people and organizations in the area: #Tornado siren going off this evening in Hattiesburg, MS pic.twitter.com/kWIItK97Bo, Storm from Hattiesburg Hwy 98 and I59 as the closest point of the tornado passed to the south. 1/22 SLIDES © Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American Penny Temples stands in the living room of her Baxterville, Miss. I am videoing toward the southwest. #mswx pic.twitter.com/l9HEGWZfT8, Hwy 49 in Hattiesburg next to the campus is flooded big time! The2020 Huntsville, Alabama Tornado was an extremely deadly, destructive, catastrophic, and costly, EF4-rated tornado that struck Huntsville, Alabama on January 27, 2020. woman tells of her family's Sunday tornado experience. All rights reserved. (WDAM) - Seven years ago, the Pine Belt was devastated by an EF-4 tornado. #mswx pic.twitter.com/vQTv4jkci2, Me and coach thought this was a cool vid and want the @weatherchannel to see it Hahahahah #tornado pic.twitter.com/253oOeza7g, Hey @NWSJacksonMS a view of the hail from West Hattiesburg as the tornado passed to our south. Collins and Williamsburg residents should be taking shelter immediately for a second tornado passing through the area from Jefferson Davis County, weather service officials are reporting, the tornado is heading toward Mount Olive on its way through Jones County, a little farther north of the previous tornado. Hattiesburg, MS - Doctor Arthur Dean Cromartie entered peacefully into eternal rest on December 12, 2020, after suffering from Amyotrophic … A severe storm system that produced a tornado roared through Lamar and Marion counties Sunday night. A tornado emergency was issued by the National Weather Service until 5:30 p.m. for Jasper and Jones counties, including Laurel, Ellisville, Sharon and Soso until 5:30 p.m. Northwestern Lamar County was removed from the tornado warning, but a tornado emergency continues for Collins, Seminary and Williamsburg, where a large, deadly tornado is continuing to track, National Weather Services officials reported. Tornado victim gets help from NOMADS volunteers HATTIESBURG, Miss. In all, 97 people were killed, along with 347 injuries, and $1.7 billion (2020 USD) in damages. Four people were killed in Jones County, two each in Walthall and Lawrence counties, four in Jefferson Davis County and one each in Carroll and Panola counties, MEMA officials said. Mississippi's Easter Sunday tornado outbreak killed 14 people and damaged hundreds of homes, state officials said. Follow her on Twitter @licibev or Facebook at facebook.com/licibeveridge. @NWSJacksonMS pic.twitter.com/pz8evyIM3O, ROAD CLOSED: Highway 49 at the 4th Street bridge is currently closed (north & southbound)!due to flooding. On May 26, 2020, Petal mayor Hal Marx shared several posts relating to the death of George Floyd. Notably, at 7:23 p.m. central time, the Weather Service warned of “a confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado” just 30 miles south-southwest of the 2.25-mile-wide tornado … April 13, 2020 My heartfelt condolences to the family's who lost their dead love ones in this tornado disaster..God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's in this difficult time.. A Baxterville, Miss. A severe storm system that produced a tornado roared through Lamar and Marion counties Sunday night. © 2021 www.hattiesburgamerican.com. Tornado spotted crossing highway . By WDAM Staff | April 19, 2020 at 7:21 PM CDT - Updated April 19 at 10:45 PM PINE BELT, Miss. Rain going the opposite way it should. @NWSJacksonMS pic.twitter.com/brUG9I6Eea, Hwy 49 at 4th street Hattiesburg. "It is deadly and very powerful.". Petal was extensively damaged by an EF3 tornado on January 21, 2017. As of Monday morning there were more than … Hattiesburg American. (WDAM) - A small group of volunteers, known as NOMADS, is helping a Hattiesburg tornado victim renovate her damaged home. A home on Pine Burr Road was completely destroyed Sunday night when a tornado tore off the roof. Hattiesburg is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, primarily in Forrest County (where it is the county seat) and extending west into Lamar County.The city population was 45,989 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 45,863 in 2019. [clarification needed] Protests against Mayor Hal Marx. RAW Footage of the Hattiesburg, MS tornado on the west side of town. Follow him on Twitter @bgisbrandongray. Main threat has ended. 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