tornado damage

Damage from tornado in Petal

Tropical Storm Harvey has generated multiple tornadoes in Mississippi and has also created bands of strong winds that have damaged homes and toppled some trees. The National Weather Service has confirmed that one of the tornadoes touched down in Petal,…

William Carey College of Medicine reopens after tornado damage

After seven months of rebuilding from the January tornado, William Carey University’s College of Medicine building is back open. Students started classes on Monday in their brand new facility, but today they celebrated with a ribbon cutting. “I remember getting…

Future of Pascagoula bait shop after tornado damage

City officials say the owners of M&M Bait Shop in Pascagoula aren’t planning on re-opening after the building was demolished by a tornado. The bait shop still sits in shambles by the boat launch in Pascagoula’s River Park. The shop…

William Carey Students Return to Campus

For the first time since Saturday’s devastating tornado, William Carey students are allowed back on campus to gather their belongings. For the next few days students will be allowed access to their dorms between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The…

William Carey Update

William Carey University continues to move toward a full recovery after last weekend’s storm damaged most of its property. William Carey University President Tommy King said, “In 15 seconds, 90 percent of our buildings had major damage.” Construction workers and…

William Carey to Release New Updates

William Carey University officials are trying their best to keep students notified of how the school plans to move on in the aftermath of last weekend’s storms. News 25’s Kendra Turley joins us from Hattiesburg with details.

Beginning the Recovery Process in Hattiesburg

News 25 has been updating you on the situation in Hattiesburg as the Pine Belt region begins to repair the damage done by a deadly tornado this past weekend. Brick by brick the people of Hattiesburg, Petal and the surrounding…

Tornado Response and Recovery

This afternoon in Forrest County, Governor Phil Bryant, officials with MEMA, and members of several volunteer relief organizations met to give an update on the widespread damage. They also discussed the plans they’ve put in place to organize a smooth…

A Look at Petal after the Storm

Just northeast of Hattiesburg in the Petal area, that same tornado has done heavy damage to homes, schools, and businesses. While recovery efforts are underway in the community, more help is needed. Petal Upper Elementary School sustained damage that has…

Tornado Response and Recovery

The storm damage sustained this weekend in Mississippi’s Pine Belt region and across the southern states is widespread and catastrophic. Governor Phil Bryant, along with officials from MEMA, gave an update on the damage. News 25’s Hank Davis is in…

Next Move for Students at William Carey

Students devastated at the destruction of William Carey University are left wondering what the next steps are in their education. A vibrant college campus is now a ghost town after Saturday’s tornado destroyed William Carey University. Med student Yitzhak Lee…

Tornado Damage in Pass Christian

An afternoon tornado rips through both Hancock and Harrison counties, leaving significant damage behind. Take a look at what the storm did to one trailer on Bell Creek Road in Pass Christian. The winds from the tornado ripped through the…

Tornado Damage in Eastern Mississippi

Parts of eastern Mississippi have already been damaged by a tornado sweeping through the area today. Strong winds have caused trees to collapse over homes, schools and roadways in Newton and Lauderdale counties. That’s where most of the damage has…