Tornadoes Rip Across Mississippi, Georgia With More Severe Storms on the Way

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    Multiple tornadoes were reported across Mississippi on Sunday, causing some damage but no immediate word of injuries.

    A line of severe storms rolled through the state Sunday afternoon and into the nighttime hours.

    Late Sunday, a “tornado emergency” was declared for Tupelo and surrounding areas. Meteorologists urged residents to take cover.

    “Damage has been reported in the City of Tupelo,” the mayor’s office said in a Facebook post just before 11 p.m. “Emergency crews are currently assessing the degree of damage. Please do not get out and drive.”

    Photos retweeted by the National Weather Service in Memphis showed several downed trees and power lines.

    Tupelo Middle School sustained some damage, as well as houses and businesses.

    News outlets also reported tornados near Yazoo City, Byram and Tchula earlier in the day. The National Weather Service in Jackson shared several images of funnel clouds across different parts of the state.

    No injuries were immediately reported.

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    Mississippi is a state in the Deep South region of the United States.

    Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas.
    Mississippi’s western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state’s capital and largest city. Greater Jackson is the state’s most populous metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018. Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate classification.

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