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Tornado confirmed in Mississippi; some damage reported


(AP) — The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down in eastern Mississippi, although no one was injured ... Deputy Director Scott Spears tells WTOK-TV that six homes were damaged.


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CHUNKY, Miss(AP) — The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down in eastern Mississippi, although no one was injured. Some damage was also reported in Sumter County, Alabama, although forecasters haven’t yet determined if it was caused by a tornado. A survey shows a twister with top winds of 110 mph (175 kph) struck north Chunky in Lauderdale County at 4:15 a.mWednesdayThe tornado, rated EF-1 on the enhanced Fujita scale, traveled for 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) before lifting off about 10 minutes laterThe path was as wide as 240 yards (220 meters). The tornado mostly snapped trees, but also caused minor structural damageLauderdale County Emergency Management Deputy Director Scott Spears tells WTOK-TV that six homes were damaged. Most Read StoriesAbout those bonuses? There’s now proof they’re going straight onto the national credit card | Danny WestneatSeattle is putting fences under its bridges to keep campers out — and some say that’s wrongKing County property taxes rising between 9 and 31% — depending on your cityThere was a tinge of disappointment on signing day, but Huskies close strong with top 10 recruiting class'We thought we'd pulled a dead person out of the water': Woman recovers after Puget Sound rescueUnlimited Digital Access $1 for 4 weeks.Thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flash flooding to some areas. ___ Information from: WTOK-TV, http://www.wtok.com The Associated Press Next StoryNew Mexico lawmakers embrace effort to regulate dark money Previous StoryEnrollment numbers steady for Obamacare in 2018 // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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