I’ll take 2 feet of snow over a tornado any day
I think this is the entrance to campus off Hardy Street.
Prayers up for all in the path of this weather pattern.
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
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...
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.
It’s a red state in the Bible Belt. Don’t worry about it.
WOW! USM is my Alma Mater and it looks like it got trashed.
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!
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.
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
Shocked by the news this morning, as I’m in Florida and heard nothing about this until my mother-in-law called from Wisconsin to let me know.
Lived in the Hub City for 30 years and graduated from USM. Most of my friends and classmates are no longer there and moved as I have for economic reasons. From what I can see on the net, I’m devastated by this, looks like far more damage locally to “my town” than when Katrina went through, especially to the campus.
My mom’s fine, thank goodness. House is fine, power is on. She’s so excited, she told me when I phoned worried as all get out, that she’s going to her friend’s brand new house for the first time to play bridge today.