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Mississippi Towns Take Direct Hit from Tornadoes

18 Apr 2019, 6:31 pm

UPDATE: Three fatalities have been confirmed from Thursday’s storms. One in Alabama and two in Mississippi, all related to strong winds.

Severe storms ripped across the Southeast Thursday evening.

Several Mississippi communities took direct hits from tornadoes. The towns of Morton and Brandon suffered the worst damage.

As of 10pm CT, 7 tornadoes and more than 150 damaging wind reports have been reported by the Storm Prediction Center.

Due to the winds, more than 100,000 customers are without power in Alabama and Mississippi.

Storms will continue to push across the Southeast overnight. The tornadic threat will increase again tomorrow, as the atmosphere is re-fueled.

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