Skip to comments.Significant storm damage in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Posted on 02/10/2013 5:27:39 PM PST by rdl6989
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - An apparent tornado passed through the heart of Hattiesburg on Sunday as part of a wave of severe storms that caused injuries and significant damage.
Forrest County Fire Coordinator Chip Brown said there is major damage in Hattiesburg and to the northeast in Petal, including on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. He couldn't confirm injuries.
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Wow! Look at that classic low pressure rotation in the upper midwest. Textbook.
Down here on the Coast, we’ve been watching the radar all day and cringing with all the tornado box warnings.
God help those in the path of those storms.
High winds expected tonight and tomorrow here in southern Michigan. Nothing but rain right now.
Ditto...the snow in the northeast will melt. A tornado can destroy your entire neighborhood in a minute...
Up in north Texas, part of that same front moved through late last night. Short duration but very intense.
Later I noticed an "EAS" message code on my cable box, but I couldn't view the on-screen message. The stupid Emergency Alert System broadcast locked up the tuning box so hard that it was showing an Operating System error code on the TV. It took a hard reset to clear it.
I hope the alerts worked better in the H'Burg area.
Oh my Lord..prayers for the folks in the area of these storms.
As much as those EAS systems are “tested,” we would think they would function when needed!
Buckatunna has a population of only 20 or so, and I know someone who lives there.
Thanks for the heads-up.
Glad to do it.
Amazing video...came right up onto damaged area right after tornado passed through...
It’s a red state in the Bible Belt. Don’t worry about it.
Sure is amazing. What’s great about it is that the one shooting managed to hold the camera steady throughout. Usually, these vids are shaking all over the place but not this one. Fantastic job to whoever did it.
Other than seeing Jesus Christ come back, this is one thing that would strike awe in me. The sheer unadulterated power in one of those beasts IS awe inspiring. Prayers for those touched by this beast.
WOW! USM is my Alma Mater and it looks like it got trashed.
Stay warm, stay safe.
Thanks for posting this. I don’t even know what to say.
Good thing it’s a holiday weekend for the students and most of them weren’t around. I wonder about the rest of town though.
Yeah I got an “Emergency Update” message from the Alumni association earlier and did not pay attention to it till now:
As many of you know, the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss was hit by a tornado this afternoon. Most of the damage was along the southern border of the campus aligned by Hardy Street. The severity of the damage is still being assessed, although it is known that the Ogletree Alumni House was heavily damaged. No injuries have been reported at this time, however emergency personnel request that all visitors stay clear of the campus until further notice. The Alumni Association will provide another update on Monday.
There was significant damage to several buildings on the campus of the Univ. of Southern Miss., including the Alumni House, which was only recently remodeled. The storm went right across the Southeast corner of the campus. Our son had finished up his 'on campus' studies at USM, just before Christmas, and is now home. I'd have been crazy with worry if he'd been there!