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Significant storm damage in Hattiesburg, Miss.
WDAM.com ^ | February 10, 2013

Posted on 02/10/2013 5:27:39 PM PST by rdl6989

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - An apparent tornado passed through the heart of Hattiesburg on Sunday as part of a wave of severe storms that caused injuries and significant damage.

Forrest County Fire Coordinator Chip Brown said there is major damage in Hattiesburg and to the northeast in Petal, including on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. He couldn't confirm injuries.

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Tornado now on ground in Winchester MS per CNN.
1 posted on 02/10/2013 5:27:42 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

I’ll take 2 feet of snow over a tornado any day


2 posted on 02/10/2013 5:32:55 PM PST by vwbug
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To: rdl6989

I think this is the entrance to campus off Hardy Street.

3 posted on 02/10/2013 5:34:54 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: rdl6989
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4 posted on 02/10/2013 5:35:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: vwbug

Agreed.


5 posted on 02/10/2013 5:35:10 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Prayers up for all in the path of this weather pattern.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 5:35:57 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: rdl6989; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ...

Mississippi ping


7 posted on 02/10/2013 5:37:54 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: rdl6989

The American Red Cross center in Hattiesburg, Miss. was completely destroyed by a tornado that moved through the Pine Belt Area on Sunday afternoon. Photo/Bryant Hawkins

Hattiesburg American

8 posted on 02/10/2013 5:38:38 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: vwbug

me too. 2 feest of snow is just annoying at best.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 5:40:29 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: WKB

10 posted on 02/10/2013 5:40:37 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: cripplecreek

11 posted on 02/10/2013 5:42:01 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

Wow the Baraqqi Crescent pattern....


12 posted on 02/10/2013 5:43:18 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: rdl6989
The funnel as it passed through H'Burg. This appears to have been taken at the Clover Leaf Mall looking slightly South of West.
13 posted on 02/10/2013 5:43:54 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: WKB

Just wow.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 5:44:42 PM PST by petitfour
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To: All

A tornado warning remains in effect until 800 pm cst for west
Central clarke...EAST Central wayne...NORTHERN Washington and
Southern choctaw counties...

At 714 pm cst...A Tornado has been confirmed and was located 6 miles
Southeast of waynesboro...OR 6 miles northwest of buckatunna...MOVING
East at 40 mph. This tornado has caused damage just south of clara.
Take cover immediately.

Locations impacted include...
Silas... Coffeeville... Millry...

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ALZ053&warncounty=ALC025&firewxzone=ALZ053&local_place1=&product1=Tornado+Warning


15 posted on 02/10/2013 5:47:17 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Bigg Red

Amen to that. I cannot imagine what they are going through right now.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 5:51:53 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: WKB

Prayers up!


17 posted on 02/10/2013 5:52:15 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: rdl6989

Did Chad Myers of CNN blame the tornado on the “lack of ice” in the Arctic? Seriously, my prayers are up for everyone affected by the storm. I know you can’t judge a tornado’s winds by the funnel shape, but I wouldn’t be surprised by see that one rated as an EF-3.


18 posted on 02/10/2013 5:52:38 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: ExNewsExSpook
From Twitter ‏@ChaserCentral Confirmed tornado heading for Millry, Coffeeville, Grove Hill, Fulton, Thomasville, AL! #alwx #tornado
19 posted on 02/10/2013 5:55:53 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Islander7

Word is none of the dorms on campus were hit, just academic buildings.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 5:56:08 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: cripplecreek

Wow! Look at that classic low pressure rotation in the upper midwest. Textbook.


21 posted on 02/10/2013 6:20:29 PM PST by pfflier
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To: WKB

Down here on the Coast, we’ve been watching the radar all day and cringing with all the tornado box warnings.

God help those in the path of those storms.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 6:21:02 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: pfflier

High winds expected tonight and tomorrow here in southern Michigan. Nothing but rain right now.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 6:22:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: vwbug
I’ll take 2 feet of snow over a tornado any day

Ditto...the snow in the northeast will melt. A tornado can destroy your entire neighborhood in a minute...

24 posted on 02/10/2013 6:30:20 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: WXRGina
Down here on the Coast, we’ve been watching the radar all day and cringing with all the tornado box warnings.

Up in north Texas, part of that same front moved through late last night. Short duration but very intense.

Later I noticed an "EAS" message code on my cable box, but I couldn't view the on-screen message. The stupid Emergency Alert System broadcast locked up the tuning box so hard that it was showing an Operating System error code on the TV. It took a hard reset to clear it.

I hope the alerts worked better in the H'Burg area.

25 posted on 02/10/2013 6:31:30 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Islander7

Oh my Lord..prayers for the folks in the area of these storms.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 6:35:17 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Charles Martel

Good grief!

As much as those EAS systems are “tested,” we would think they would function when needed!


27 posted on 02/10/2013 6:35:33 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: rdl6989
Storm chaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hGLSSUHrOeE#!
28 posted on 02/10/2013 6:43:40 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: rdl6989

Buckatunna has a population of only 20 or so, and I know someone who lives there.

Thanks for the heads-up.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 6:44:16 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ConservativeMind

Glad to do it.


30 posted on 02/10/2013 6:47:05 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: mlizzy

Amazing video...came right up onto damaged area right after tornado passed through...


31 posted on 02/10/2013 7:05:56 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rdl6989

It’s a red state in the Bible Belt. Don’t worry about it.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 7:13:51 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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33 posted on 02/10/2013 7:17:45 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: who knows what evil?

Sure is amazing. What’s great about it is that the one shooting managed to hold the camera steady throughout. Usually, these vids are shaking all over the place but not this one. Fantastic job to whoever did it.

Other than seeing Jesus Christ come back, this is one thing that would strike awe in me. The sheer unadulterated power in one of those beasts IS awe inspiring. Prayers for those touched by this beast.


34 posted on 02/10/2013 7:35:01 PM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: rdl6989

WOW! USM is my Alma Mater and it looks like it got trashed.


35 posted on 02/10/2013 7:51:24 PM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: cripplecreek

Stay warm, stay safe.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 7:59:59 PM PST by pfflier
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To: JohnBrowdie

Thanks for posting this. I don’t even know what to say.


37 posted on 02/10/2013 8:01:18 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: crusadersoldier

Good thing it’s a holiday weekend for the students and most of them weren’t around. I wonder about the rest of town though.


38 posted on 02/10/2013 8:02:38 PM PST by rdl6989
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Yeah I got an “Emergency Update” message from the Alumni association earlier and did not pay attention to it till now:

As many of you know, the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss was hit by a tornado this afternoon. Most of the damage was along the southern border of the campus aligned by Hardy Street. The severity of the damage is still being assessed, although it is known that the Ogletree Alumni House was heavily damaged. No injuries have been reported at this time, however emergency personnel request that all visitors stay clear of the campus until further notice. The Alumni Association will provide another update on Monday.


39 posted on 02/10/2013 8:07:08 PM PST by crusadersoldier
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My hometown!! I've been checking with family and friends and all are OK. My 93 yr. old Aunt Mary was with her friends, including my s-i-l, and a cousin, along with some other family friends, having their regular Sunday night card game, and had some damage to her roof. They couldn't get out because their cars were blocked by debris. Thankfully, they were rescued, and as they were leaving the house, the ceiling of her den fell in!

There was significant damage to several buildings on the campus of the Univ. of Southern Miss., including the Alumni House, which was only recently remodeled. The storm went right across the Southeast corner of the campus. Our son had finished up his 'on campus' studies at USM, just before Christmas, and is now home. I'd have been crazy with worry if he'd been there!

40 posted on 02/10/2013 9:05:53 PM PST by SuziQ
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Yes, that bottom picture is the entrance to campus. The Alumni House is to the right, out of the frame. That was the building that seemed to have incurred the most damage. The first picture is of Elam Arms, an old set of dorm buildings, which has been empty for a few years, and I think was slated to be demolished this year. All the windows in both buildings were blown out by the storm.


41 posted on 02/10/2013 9:08:49 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: who knows what evil?
Amazing video...came right up onto damaged area right after tornado passed through...

Actually, that video was done by John Sibley, a stormchaser who had been following that storm all the way from Marion County, two counties to the West of H'burg! It had gone in almost a straight line, just South of Hwy 98, and started moving North and east after it crossed I-59. That's when you see it start moving toward Hardy St. (which is the street on which he's driving), and as it crosses the street, THAT is the moment it hits the USM campus. The winds on the edge of it damaged the Fine Arts Building, which is right across the street from Elam Arms, which is the two building complex on the right with all the windows blown out. That complex is an old dorm for USM, and it has been vacant for several years. This is what you see when he pulls to a stop where the light pole is across the road.

42 posted on 02/10/2013 9:16:16 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Islander7

Ironic that the Red Cross center was destroyed!


43 posted on 02/10/2013 9:19:17 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: JohnBrowdie

That’s the Alumni House, which had been remodeled within the past two years.


44 posted on 02/10/2013 9:20:24 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Glad you were able to connect with your family and while it’s not GOOD news, it’s nowhere near as bad as it might have been or a bad as you might have worried about its being if you hadn’t talked to them. Property can be fixed. People can’t be replaced.


45 posted on 02/10/2013 9:27:09 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: rdl6989

Just got an email from friends who live a few miles south of Hattiesburg. They said there were 3 tornadoes in the area—they were lucky and did not have any damage.


46 posted on 02/10/2013 9:43:58 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SuziQ

I know. but people that didn’t realize what it looked like before it was destroyed may not have appreciated the scope of the destruction.


47 posted on 02/10/2013 11:55:55 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: WKB; rdl6989; Islander7; wardaddy; SuziQ

The pictures and videos look just horrible, so it’s a blessing that there are relatively few injuries, and no deaths reported.

Folks in the Hattiesburg area are in my prayers tonight.

Thanks for the ping and post!


48 posted on 02/11/2013 12:04:52 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.)
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To: penelopesire

I was going to call you tomorrow to check on Mr. penelopesire’s family. Lots of devastation, but Praise God, no deaths reported. We just had intermittent, severe t-storms, that caused lights to flicker and TV reception to go haywire.


49 posted on 02/11/2013 12:13:33 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: rdl6989; WKB; mrsmel; dixiechick2000

I had no idea ...one of my best pals ever from my youth lives there

did the whole Prep, Riverside Park early 70s, Matthews Brake, Ole Miss roomie, mountains out west traveling thing together

he’s a lib lawyer and we have obviously drifted apart...hope they are ok..wife and kids and an adopted grandkid too


50 posted on 02/11/2013 12:38:11 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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