Two Dead As Tornadoes Roar Across Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — At least two people are dead after another outbreak of tornadoes from southwest into central Mississippi on Thursday. 24-year-old Kenderick Magee was killed in a fatal crash during the storm near Gillsburg in southwest Mississippi. Neshoba County Coroner John Stephens said another man died while driving south of Philadelphia when his car hit a tree. Damage from the storm system was reported in at least 24 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. In Learned, about 20 miles southwest of Jackson large oaks were uprooted falling on a dozen houses. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency tweeted around 2:15 PM that a “confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado” was located seven miles southwest of Raymond and 14 miles southwest of Clinton headed toward the capital. Cars were flipped in Jackson as tornado sirens wailed there. Winds blew the roof off of a gas station Lena. In Philadelphia, a wall collapsed at a medical clinic and the storm knocked down traffic signals and canopies and pushed trees onto houses, the Neshoba Democrat reported. National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple tornadoes were responsible although they won’t be sure until damage is surveyed.


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