Severe weather puts 6 in hospital in Mississippi
November 30th, 2010
01:15 AM ET

Severe weather puts 6 in hospital in Mississippi

An onslaught of severe weather in Mississippi led to the hospitalization of six people and power outages, an emergency management spokesman said Tuesday.

A tornado touched down in Yazoo County, Mississippi, on Monday night, causing damage to a downtown Yazoo City courthouse and tossing widespread debris in the area, officials said.

The twister touched down around 8:05 p.m. local time, according to the National Weather Service's Jackson, Mississippi, office.

Greg Flynn, spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, said the damage included "a lot of windows blown out, some roof damage and very little power in the downtown area" of Yazoo City.

No severe injuries or deaths have been reported, said Lea Crager, deputy director of MEMA.

Flynn said six people from Attala County were hospitalized from the severe weather. The extent of their injuries were not immediately clear.

"We've been getting inundated with round after round after round" of heavy rains, Flynn said Tuesday morning.

In April, at least 10 people died after a mile-wide tornado tore through Mississippi. Two of the dead were children, and one was a 3-month-old baby, according to the state emergency management agency. Five of the dead were from Choctaw County, in the north-central part of the state, four were from Yazoo County, north of Jackson, and one was from Holmes County, also in north-central Mississippi.

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  1. Fred

    the robert johnson story is just a story. Not true.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. tomcat

    what i thought thanks

    November 30, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. shay

    Good luck to those who had to go through those awful tornadoes and i hope the person from arizona doesn't get to sunburn today man that would be a national tragedy maybe we should send them some money for sun screen oh man anyways good luck again to all who suffered

    November 30, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jim in Georgia

    Mr.Bremen will think twice when they run out of water. Or maybe he won't.
    This weather is supposed to be a Springtime event. What's up with that?

    November 30, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • LaRofromNorthAL

      Actually, the systems that become these storms move northward as Spring progresses to summer (thus, the stormchasers in the Midwest & up in mid-summer). Then as summer becomes Fall, then Winter they sink south again. When you also take into account that this is a La Nina weather year – well, all bets are off after that. Crazy weather will abound.

      November 30, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bubba Joe Bob Earl Billy Ray

    The Crossroads story is not this part of MS, missed it by about 120 miles.
    MS gets nasty weather in November too. I think Novemeber is second in months producing twisters in MS

    November 30, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. torak

    I have been to Yazoo City! It is not very prosperous. In fact, it's kinda poor. There are some nice neighborhoods with some fine old southern homes, but most of the town is middle class or lower class. The surrounding county is just poor. However, there is one notable thing about Yazoo that it very interesting to me. It is where the author Willie Morris is from and it was the site of his movie My Dog Skip. I have been told that the Yazoo of his childhood was much better than the Yazoo of today.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Josiah

    Even I learned that at some point you must depart the merry-go-round and leave the playground in search of a better life with the ones you love and loved.
    Leave the book and smell the roses instead.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Josiah

    My name means to make that which you love. The hard part is to continually care for what you love so that nature won't take it back from you and rescatter your doings to the winds and waves. I make kings and I brake kings, but only metaphorically. The lives of life are precious. I never mess with life or harm it in any way.
    The words with K mean to gather for yourself in life and never having anything to do with death. So the word kill doesn't mean ... destroy.
    Go back to school and learn your language again.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
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