Weather Service: Monday storms included Mississippi tornado
HOT COFFEE, Miss. - The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in southern Mississippi.
A mobile home was damaged in the Monday morning storm while some sheds and barns were damaged. National Weather Service meteorologist David Cox says one mobile home occupant was slightly injured.
A survey shows a twister with top winds of 100 mph struck east of Hot Coffee in Covington County as thunderstorms moved through. The tornado, rated EF-1 on the enhanced Fujita scale, traveled for 7.5 miles, dissipating southeast of Taylorsville in Jones County. The path was about 250 yards wide.
A barn was destroyed and a building roof was damaged near Brookhaven. A church roof in Quitman was also damaged. Cox says forecasters believe damage in those places wasn't caused by tornadoes.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Funeral service held in Lafayette for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco
Local customers may be affected as AT&T employees go on strike
Drainage crews prepare for potential weekend downpour
Man who claimed God told him to cause deadly crash being sent...
Algae continues to take over LSU lakes, fish ordered