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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:04 AM

That Mississippi twister was huge

http://www.npr.org/2013/02/11/171670739/homes-wrecked-dozen-hurt-in-mississippi-tornado
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A tornado tore through Hattiesburg on Sunday as part of a wave of severe storms that downed trees, damaged buildings and injured more than a dozen people.

The twister traveled down one of Hattiesburg's main streets and mangled homes, commercial buildings and structures on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Emergency officials said at least 10 people were injured in surrounding Forrest County and three were hurt to the west in Marion County, but they weren't aware of any deaths.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said it appears that a single tornado caused the damage in those two counties and Lamar County. Hundreds of homes are damaged in Forrest County, along with a couple dozen in the other two. Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency.

Flynn said the sheer scope of the damage was slowing their assessment.

"The problem is, it was so strong that there's so much debris that there's a lot of areas they haven't been able to get to yet," he said.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:08 AM

1. missed my cousin's house by about a half mile

said they took some pretty serious wind damage but the tornado itself was off a ways...they are in Petal.

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:52 AM

2. Thankfully

Damn!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:42 PM

3. she stood on the front porch

and watched it go by as the winds toppled a nearby tree and blew a few tiles off her roof and a piece of flying debris hit her car (parked out on the street).

i have been in two tornadoes, and given my experience with them, i would have been cowering in the lowest, most interior room i could!

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:21 AM

4. I'll take the hurricanes

at least we have adequate notice.

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