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.