Several Mississippi Cities Damaged by Reported Tornadoes

Several Mississippi Cities Damaged by Reported Tornadoes

Disaster Alert
May 3, 2021

Source: The Weather Channel

Approximate locations (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:

Mississippi

Tornadoes
– Byram (Hinds County, 39170, 39212, 39272)
– Calhoun City (Calhoun County, 38916, 38955)
– Tchula (Holmes County, 39169)
– Tupelo (Lee County, 38801, 38802, 38803, 38804)
*Concentrated home damage reported in Elvis Presley Museum area and Park Hill neighborhood
– Yazoo City (Yazoo County, 39194)

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.

At a Glance
  • Thunderstorms produced more than a dozen reports of tornadoes in Mississippi.
  • Damage was reported in Tupelo, Calhoun City and Yazoo City.
  • No deaths have been reported.

Damage has been reported in several Mississippi cities after severe storms rolled across the state overnight producing reports of more than a dozen tornadoes.

So far there have been no deaths reported.

Homes were damaged and trees and power lines were downed in Tupelo, where a rare tornado emergency was issued.

“Tornado emergency for Tupelo! This is a life-threatening situation! Take cover now!” tweeted the National Weather Service office in Memphis, shortly before 11 p.m.

In a Facebook post, the mayor’s office said, “Please do not get out and drive. It is dangerous.”

Residential damage was extensive near the Elvis Presley Museum area, according to a NWS report.

Damage also was reported in Tupelo’s Park Hill neighborhood, WTVA reported.

The storm ripped the roof off a home and flipped a car on Ranch Road, according to WTVA.

Damage was also reported at Tupelo Middle School and in neighboring Pontotoc County.

About 45 miles to the southeast, Calhoun City also was hit by a possible tornado.

“The town of Calhoun City was hit hard tonight. Light poles have been snapped off. Trees in a few homes. Trees on vehicles. Damage to several businesses. Fortunately, we have had no reports at this time of injuries,” Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said in a Facebook post.

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