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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:31 PM

Significant storm damage in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Source: AP

Emergency officials say an apparent tornado has caused significant damage in Hattiesburg, Miss., after passing along a main road.

Forrest County Fire Coordinator Chip Brown says there is major damage in Hattiesburg and Petal, including on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. He couldn't confirm injuries.

He said the damage was still being evaluated, but that the storm passed along a main Hattiesburg thoroughfare.

National Weather Service meteorologist Joanne Culin says there have also been reports of injuries in Marion County.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/weather-service-tornado-injuries-mississippi



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Reply Significant storm damage in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Original post)
Bosonic Feb 2013 OP
JimDandy Feb 2013 #1
awake Feb 2013 #2
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #3
BumRushDaShow Feb 2013 #11
ashtonelijah Feb 2013 #36
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #4
awake Feb 2013 #6
uppityperson Feb 2013 #13
elleng Feb 2013 #8
uppityperson Feb 2013 #16
elleng Feb 2013 #19
uppityperson Feb 2013 #21
elleng Feb 2013 #24
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #27
Glorfindel Feb 2013 #47
ashtonelijah Feb 2013 #38
elleng Feb 2013 #42
uppityperson Feb 2013 #9
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #17
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #48
uppityperson Feb 2013 #49
cordelia Feb 2013 #52
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #14
cordelia Feb 2013 #28
ashtonelijah Feb 2013 #37
John2 Feb 2013 #50
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #41
cordelia Feb 2013 #45
KeepItReal Feb 2013 #5
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #26
uppityperson Feb 2013 #29
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #7
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #25
cordelia Feb 2013 #46
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #53
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #51
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #54
uppityperson Feb 2013 #56
uppityperson Feb 2013 #10
awake Feb 2013 #12
uppityperson Feb 2013 #15
awake Feb 2013 #18
uppityperson Feb 2013 #20
Go Vols Feb 2013 #55
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #31
uppityperson Feb 2013 #22
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #33
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #23
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #30
ashtonelijah Feb 2013 #39
ucrdem Feb 2013 #32
Amonester Feb 2013 #34
ucrdem Feb 2013 #35
Amonester Feb 2013 #40
ucrdem Feb 2013 #43
SheilaT Feb 2013 #44

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:39 PM

1. Pictures look devastating on the local news. So sad

to have bad weather events back to back around the nation.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:42 PM

2. I hope the people in Hattiesburg do not have to wait for help from congress like the Sandy victims

Oh thats right Hattiesburg is in the south. I truly feel for their loss and wish all victims form Mississippi to Main the best and I hope we can care for all with out regard as to where they live or voted for. Gods speed and good luck to all in harms way.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:47 PM

3. How did the two MS senators vote on Sandy aid, and the Hattiesburg congressman?

Last edited Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:28 AM - Edit history (1)

It seems that they did all vote yes.

That is good hear.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:02 PM

11. Both MS Senators did vote for Sandy aid

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:50 PM

36. What's wrong with you!? You're not a liberal!

The people here in Hattiesburg are hurting badly, and, aside from the fact that Hattiesburg is one of the most liberal parts of Mississippi, it's really hateful of you to try to turn the pain here into a political point. I see human devastation and I see people caring for their neighbor. I have a friend who now has people from his entire neighborhood taking refuge in his home because his house, despite lots of damage, is the only one that wasn't totally destroyed. I had friends in buildings at the University of Southern Miss who were there when the roof collapsed...

AND YOUR CONCERN IS POLITICS. How dare you. How disgusting of you!

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:55 PM

6. Two wrongs do not make a right

I do not want to see any one suffer more because of how their Senator or Congressman voted on help for Sandy victims. We should help out all Americans and remind them that Obama supports All wile their Republican Rep may not.

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Response to awake (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:02 PM

13. Thank you and exactly. We should help out all of them, AND their congresspeople voted FOR Sandy aid.

Because we are better than those congresspeople who voted to deny aid.

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:10 PM

16. There are people in need and they "deserve" to be ignored because their congress people voted FOR

Sandy aid? People are in need and this is your response?

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00004

elleng, I did NOT alert on your post as you clarified in reply what you meant.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:17 PM

19. OF COURSE, my response is directed at their asshole

congress-people, who had BETTER recognize the consequences of their actions, by PUBLICLY recognizing their hypocricy, and asking forgiveness, SERIOUSLY.

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Response to elleng (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:19 PM

21. This link says they voted FOR Sandy aid. Have you one that says otherwise?

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:23 PM

24. Post # 4 says they did not.

I take back my post, if I'm incorrect.

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Response to elleng (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:32 PM

27. That's the roll call from senate.gov--

They did vote for aid.

I would care either way though.

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Response to elleng (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:09 AM

47. Congressman Palazzo voted against relief for Sandy victims before he voted for it (link below)

He's a despicable piece of shit, but he did urge the other 66 Repukes who initially voted against Sandy relief to change their votes.
I wish I thought we could defeat him in the next election. I live in his district, about 30 miles south of Hattiesburg.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/palazzo-urges-sandy-relief-opponents-to-reverse-their

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:54 PM

38. Payback's a bitch? We deserve it? No, you're an asshole.

I have friends who were the University of Southern Miss when the roof collapsed. I have friends who are letting neighbors take refuge in their house now because their homes were destroyed. I have friends who lost their homes today who went to the Northeast to help after Sandy.

How DARE you use this to make a political point. You are worse than Steven Palazzo.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Reply #38)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:14 PM

42. As you don't know me,

and clearly haven't followed this thread closely enough to learn that I posted: 'Post # 4 says they did not;
I take back my post, if I'm incorrect,' I'd say that you're an a**hole.

Very sorry for your friends, and all the innocents in Mississippi and the NE, who suffer.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:57 PM

9. If I said what I was thinking, it would be my first hidden post. Let me tone it down.

Shame on you.

In case this goes to jury, the post I am replying to is "deny all aid to MS folks due to the idiot Rethuglican Senators from MS denying Sandy aid...sorry but payback's a bitch"?

Did you look at this link where it says they voted FOR it?
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00004

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:10 PM

17. +1

I can only agree with your response.

And I too had a very hard time, not saying what I wanted to say.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:18 AM

48. That's why I deleted the post.

 

I realized I was wrong, and I'm a man to admit it.

Sorry it took me until this morning to check on the post.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:23 AM

49. Thank you for doing that. Appreciate it.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:13 PM

52. Thank you for doing that.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:08 PM

14. There are people in need

and that is your response?

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:35 PM

28. Utterly despicable.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:50 PM

37. SCREW YOU, from a Hattiesburg resident.


The people here in Hattiesburg are hurting badly, and, aside from the fact that Hattiesburg is one of the most liberal parts of Mississippi, it's really hateful of you to try to turn the pain here into a political point. I see human devastation and I see people caring for their neighbor. I have a friend who now has people from his entire neighborhood taking refuge in his home because his house, despite lots of damage, is the only one that wasn't totally destroyed. I had friends in buildings at the University of Southern Miss who were there when the roof collapsed...

AND YOUR CONCERN IS POLITICS. How dare you. How disgusting of you!

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Response to ashtonelijah (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:30 AM

50. I have not commented yet,

 

but sometimes you need to take such an event like this to get your point across. And there maybe Liberals in Hattiesburg but this is the State that only gave President Obama 10 percent of the white vote. So you can figure out where the rest of his vote came from and where Palazzo's votes came from.

So Palazzo's Party does not believe in Big Government especially the Federal Government. I imagine some of your neighbors also receive Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and possibily unemployment or food stamp assistance. I consider none of it wasteful spending and all have a good purpose. I think the point they are trying to make is it becomes important when disastor hits you but not as important when others are affected. That is why those representatives need to go. The only wasteful spending has been for yatchs, and limousines. The spending we are for affects you. That is the point they are trying to make to their fellow citizens in the South. It has nothing to do with Socialism, Liberalism, Conservatism or Communism, moreso than Americans helping each other as a community in time of need. The Republican party makes it a dirty word. It is not so dirty when it affects your family, friends or neighbors though. They are not lazy, moochers or takers at all. They are just surviving the best way they can. It doesn't matter what color or religion you are either. The money is not more important than a human life.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:07 PM

41. Fortunatley, it looks as if they both voted yes for Sandy aid

So I say, go ahead and get this community whatever federal aid they request.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:25 AM

45. How very magnanimous of you! Now excuse me while I go vomit.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:50 PM

5. Tornado reportedly has struck University of Southern Miss. (USM)

per CNN

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:31 PM

26. It hit side buildings, not main campus building, says updates.

I am flinching because we are east of Hattisburg and what hits them, hits us.
and there are some spots on the radar that look ugly now.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:40 PM

29. Hope it quits before it gets to you, or settles down. Not a fun way to spend an evening.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:56 PM

7. Fortunately the good state of MS and the good people of MS

are fine, upstanding, responsible sorts and not freeloaders or moochers, so they won't be asking for any federal aid, right?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:30 PM

25. Their Congressmen voted FOR aid after Sandy--

Whatever else they are, most of the time they realize the damage storms can inflict.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:27 AM

46. Why shouldn't they ask for and receive aid?

They're human beings, right?

So, I guess with you politics transcends human suffering. Right?

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Response to cordelia (Reply #46)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:42 PM

53. I didn't say they shouldn't. I was mocking the RW southern politicians and their water bearers

who call non-southerners who need federal disaster aid "moochers".

I happen to think that all natural disasters warrant federal aid, regardless of whether or not one is a member of the correct political party. I was pointing out RW hypocrisy. But I'm pretty sure you knew that.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:52 AM

51. Your ignorance is showing.

The mayor of Hattisburg is a Dem.
And in fact, is the first African American major party nominee for governor in Mississippi since the Reconstruction era.

In the 2008 election, 555,000 people voted for Pres. Obama. Over half a million people.
Which of those are you supporitng no aid for????






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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #51)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:44 PM

54. READ MY FUCKING POST.

I did not say anyone should be denied aid. I was mocking the VERY hypocritical southern RW politicians who gleefully deny disaster aid to the NE blue states while expecting it for their own.

Take your outrage someplace else.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #54)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:54 PM

56. I think the point is that immediately after a disaster is time to express other than political mocki

Mocking. There will be time for that later, but not right after. That is the time to say things like "I hope everyone is ok" or even "that is bad". It is a matter of timing to dump on those just traumatized.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:58 PM

10. Oh damn, it is tornado time of yr. Hoping not too many got hurt there or during the season.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:02 PM

12. Since when is February tornado time of yr?

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Response to awake (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:09 PM

15. In the South, peaks March-May but occur outside those months.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/online/monthly/newm.html
I tried to copy/paste but the formatting messed up.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:14 PM

18. Thanks for the heads up I grew up in the midwest and tornado time came latter in the yr.

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Response to awake (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:18 PM

20. So did I. It starts early in the South and then moves north to hit us late spring, early summer

Growing up in midwest tornado flatlands, I hate tornadoes.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:43 PM

55. Yep

Tenn. had 22 tornadoes last week,second highest in a day.

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Response to awake (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:44 PM

31. Same thing happened last year..the storms were early.

And hit in Feb and early March..
Something to do with increase in temps, warmer air.
you know, that climate change that *some* peope say is not happening.
And, the hurricane season is supposed to end in Nov., but big storms are rolling off the african Cape later in the year.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:05 PM

33. damn...hate to see gorgeous buildings damaged like that.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:22 PM

23. Now isn't the time to talk about Sandy Aid.

I really hope there's no significant casualties.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:41 PM

30. Hugs, to the people of Hattiesburg!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:55 PM

39. Thank you so much, hugs are needed.

n/t

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:46 PM

32. Thanks for the heads up.

Cell lines are down apparently, but I reached a friend via landline and left a message. The AP article makes it sound like there were only a few injuries thankfully.

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:19 PM

34. I flipped channels through CNN and heard three reported injuries.

The twister looked really scary though.

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Response to Amonester (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:26 PM

35. sister reached friend by landline,

so he e-mailed back and he says he was really scared and didn't make it to the big house in time but he's fine, hasn't heard from a couple of other friends there tho. Says he doesn't know how long power will be out so he's saving his cell batteries..

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:55 PM

40. Stay safe and in touch.

to all of you.

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Response to Amonester (Reply #40)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:26 PM

43. thanks I'll pass it along!

and likewise to all in Hattiesburg. I haven't heard much else except that there's a tree down in his yard. Phones are working but you have to keep trying to get past the circuits busy signal. Funny thing is I was planning a visit this very week but had to cancel due to work..

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:46 PM

44. Right now I'm watching live streaming

from a local TV station, which is one of the things I like best about the internets.

In the early '80s by sister lived in Hattiesburg, and I visited her probably five or six times in two years. While I don't recall a lot of specifics about the city, I do recall (as I recall from everywhere I've ever been) that people were generally nice and friendly. And I'm pretty obviously NOT a Southerner.

We are one big wonderful country, with fifty wonderful states. While there are some I'd prefer never to live in, others would truly hate the ones I like. Also, the geography of this continent is why we have tornoadoes. Most Europeans had never experienced them. Meanwhile, we are all Americans. We should be willing, indeed happy, to help each other out.

I cannot believe that anyone here would suggest that we not do what is needed to help out the good people of Hattiesburg. It has nothing to do with how their representatives may have voted. It has to do with human kindness and compassion.

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