Storm wreaks havoc in Mississippi; 3 hurt

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champTwo women were checked at a hospital after the intense storms blew over their mobile home north of Laurel. Officials said the two were not seriously injured. BROOKHAVEN, Miss. – A powerful storm system, possibly packing a tornado, moved across Mississippi on Thursday, injuring at least three people and damaging homes in two counties, authorities said. Mike Womack, director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, said he could not confirm whether a tornado had touched down. Four structures in the Brookhaven area of Lincoln County and one in the Laurel area of Jones County were damaged, Womack said. At least two mobile homes were destroyed and two homes were damaged. Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said a possible tornado touched down around 9 a.m. in a rural part of the county. Rushing said the person who was injured was in one of the mobile homes. He was identified as Bill Beasley. King’s Daughters Medical Center spokeswoman JoAnna Sproles said Beasley was in stable condition. last_img

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