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 been reported. Some highways were blocked off. In Meridian, the Lauderdale County sheriff urged residents to avoid the roadways, as traffic makes it more difficult for crews to work.
A storm warning is currently in effect for the region. The severe weather is expected to move northeast.