Skip to comments.Tornados on the ground in MS
Posted on 04/28/2014 1:01:11 PM PDT by hoagy62
Tornados reported on the ground in Tupelo, MS. Said to have gone through Tupelo Mall.
Large debris signature on radar - tracked just north of the downtown area. from WSW to ESE,
That thing is vicious.
Tornadoes are firing up all along the west side of that 'High Risk' area - which was added to the forecast about an hour ago. I am counting 6 active Tornado Warned areas right now.
Prayers for those in the wake.
Now the South side of Tupelo is about to get hammered.
On my radar you can see the hook which usually means tornado - hope you are safe!
WTVA TV in Tupelo evacuates due to approaching tornado
Mall situation is scary.
The mall in tupelo is gone...
Heads-up, dear Southern FReepers!!
Weatherman did his job well. Kept his cool. Pictures coming in now from WREG and Channel 5 Memphis are devastating. There was a green hue to the South of us and constant thunder. I’ve seen it many times having been reared in Wichita County, Texas. Kay Shannon of Wichita Falls did the same keeping her cool during the Wichita Falls tornado of April 10, 1979.
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This is so scary for me.
I have grandchildren in Jackson, TN and Tulsa, OK.
I hate tornado season.
Tornado in Russellville, AL
Poor Mississippi - they just can’t catch a break. Parts are still trying to recover from the last hurricane. Prayers up for these folks.
Last year they had tornado damage, too - Hattiesburg, IIRC.
James Spann. their chief met, is one of the best on severe weather. When Albritton bought ABC 33/40, he was one of the first people they hired; been in the market for decades, knows the area like the back of his hand and viewers turn to him when the weather gets ugly.
He’s also a very vocal critic of man-made global warming.
You guys OK?
We went to Pass Christian for a few days in the summer of 2012. Just broke my heart to see how much of their history had been destroyed.
Thanks - I have about another 60-90 mins until we’re under the gun.
Oh Dear Lord.
Called and found out all of our sales force is safe in Tupelo. Numerous customers took bad hits though.
Streaming coverage for central MS.
There’s a large multiple vortex tornado on the ground in Leake county now.
And a bad storm heading towards vburg.
Yikes - stay safe!
Thanks - so far so good... the storm I’m watching is currently near Hamilton, AL. A bit further away as a ‘split’ in the lines is developing. Kids’ schools were missed by a tornado maybe 3-4 miles a few minutes ago. Guessing F3 based on radar returns.
Not a good day when Reed Timmer is in my state... also saw live video from another storm chaser literally at my I-65 exit.
Yikes. This is frightening. My first experience with Southern tornadoes was in Tupelo. It went on and on. So sorry to see it hitting there again.
So sorry to hear. Prayers up.
Yep...this one’s gonna be a little close. Will know in about 5 mins.
Rotation fell apart on approach. Out of danger now, but also lost power. Lots of damage elsewhere in my county plus 3 reported fatalities.