MIssissippi tornado News

Tornado Confirmed in Mississippi

The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado struck southwest Mississippi on Monday. A survey showed that a twister with top winds of 110 mph (175 kph) touched down just inside Franklin County at 12:57 a.m. It moved 17.5 miles …

Mississippi Long-Term Recovery Agency Back to Work in Tornado-Ravaged Areas

The long-term recovery agency in Hattiesburg, Miss., R3SM, is still getting some of its people in place, but officials with the organization say it is ready to take on the huge job of leading three of the four counties hit …

Paid Claims from Mississippi Tornado Damage Top $31M, And Growing

  Insurers have paid out more than $31.6 million on 2,801 claims from tornadoes that hit Mississippi last month. The Mississippi Insurance Department reported the figures through Feb. 3. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said immediately after the storms he …

Mississippi, Georgia Commissioners Call on Industry to Assist Residents Affected by Tornadoes

Insurance commissioners in Mississippi and Georgia, two of several Southeast states hit over the weekend by devestating tornadoes that damaged thousands of homes and caused millions of dollars in insured losses, are calling on the insurance industry to assist their …

Mississippi Tornado Damaged At Least 1,100 Homes

A tornado that tore a 31-mile path across south Mississippi over the weekend killed four people and damaged or destroyed more than 1,100 homes, state officials said Monday, as the governor assured residents that federal funds were being sought to …

39 Possible Tornadoes Devastate Southeast, Leave 19 Dead

Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia. Stafford, 74, had just gotten to head to the bathroom during …

Mississippi Tornado Kills 4, Causes At Least $200M in Insured Damage

Rain was pouring down in the pre-dawn darkness, and the wind was picking up as Darryl McMorris ran for his daughters’ bedroom. The windows started blowing out as he dove on top of his girls, grabbing one under each arm …

Tornadoes Damage Mississippi, Alabama Communities

Tornadoes touched down in Mississippi and Alabama as thunderstorms swept through the area Tuesday, while a powerful snowstorm buried parts of Colorado and Nebraska in more than a foot of snow before crawling into the Upper Midwest. Greg Flynn, spokesman …

Tornadoes, Heavy Rain Cause Damage in 10 Mississippi Counties

At least two tornadoes and heavy rainstorms in Mississippi destroyed a mobile home, partially tore a roof off a house, and left a truck driver injured after he drove into a downed tree, state officials said Wednesday. National Weather Service …

Clean Up Underway for Mississippi County Hit by Tornado

A little more than four years after a powerful tornado destroyed most of Smithville, Miss., Monroe County residents are cleaning up from another twister. Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Robert “Bunky” Goza said no one was killed or injured …