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15 Hurt in Miss. as Storm System Hits Southeast
Sacramento Bee ^ | November 16, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/16/2011 11:39:51 AM PST by LibertyRocks

A strong storm system that produced several suspected tornadoes hit the Southeast on Wednesday, damaging dozens of homes and buildings. At least 15 people were injured in Mississippi.

Suspected tornadoes were reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Four homes were damaged in western Alabama, about 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa. It was the worst bout of weather for that state since about 250 people were killed during a tornado outbreak in April. < SNIP >

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: alabama; louisiana; mississippi; tornado; weather
One of these tornadoes apparently touched down in my friends' town of Auburn, AL. The path went by the High School, and my friend is having trouble reaching her son by cell phone right now. Word is there is damage from trees in the parking lot, but all the kids at the school are unharmed. Prayers for those people across MS, AL, and LA who are injured and/or dealing with damage to property.
1 posted on 11/16/2011 11:39:54 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: LibertyRocks

I am in Auburn, about half a mile from the touchdown (maybe the only one we’ll get for the rest of the season). I have heard much damage in the area. Some houses are smoking due to downed lines. One person transported to EAMC, I think. No word on injuries. I and my family are fine. No damage whatsoever. We have power, but no cable.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 12:01:19 PM PST by Jemian (Join the Cain Train!)
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To: Jemian

Dang, tornadoes hit Tuscaloosa and Auburn in the same year. Hope everybody’s safe there.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 12:02:17 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Jemian

Heh heh, as a Gator fan, I feel your pain this year.


4 posted on 11/16/2011 12:03:23 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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We did have a touchdown quite near here. We’re fine. I have no word on others. Just scattered reports. This phone is our only connection to news. Y’all need to tell me what happened!


5 posted on 11/16/2011 12:06:03 PM PST by Jemian (Join the Cain Train!)
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To: Jemian

Thanks for the post. My friend was able to contact her son shortly after I posted this. Apparently there are windows blown out in the front of the high school. The fence around the baseball field is gone. Lots of damaged cars in the parking lot - at least one car is gone (Not sure if it got picked up, or just smashed under a tree). So glad this wasn’t any worse.


6 posted on 11/16/2011 2:24:12 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: LibertyRocks

You know more than I do. I’ve stayed out of the way. We have lots of first responders and wanna-bees here. It could have been worse.

FYI, my house is brick, on the lee-side od a hill, and we have good, low, interior rooms. We’re as safe as humanly possible. Any more storms coming this way tonight? We still have no internet, phone, or cable.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 3:00:08 PM PST by Jemian (Join the Cain Train!)
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Prayers up.

Stay safe everyone!!

8 posted on 11/16/2011 3:39:14 PM PST by lysie
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