Weather Service Reports Possible Tornado in Southern Mississippi

December 22, 2017

The National Weather Service says a possible tornado has touched down in southern Mississippi.

Forecaster Robert Ricks says people saw a funnel cloud north of the Salem community in Walthall County. Ricks says radar indicates a possible tornado formed around 6:39 a.m. Wednesday.

A mobile home was overturned several times and destroyed, although Ricks says no injuries were reported. The Weather Service will survey later to confirm if the damage was caused by a twister.

Ricks says the storm was part of a line of thunderstorms along a frontal boundary pushing southeast through Mississippi and Louisiana.

No other damage has been reported from the storm system in Mississippi.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Windstorm Mississippi

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