Some people remain trapped in their houses, said Forrest County Emergency Management Director Glen Moore.
Most of Hattiesburg's damage appeared to be on the downtown's outskirts, DuPree said. The university also reported extensive flash flooding. Dormitories and other buildings were damaged, the school said.
"Officials working to ensure students are safe. Damage to dorms, Tatum Court, Thomas Hall", the University's Twitter account stated on Saturday morning.
On its Twitter feed, the city of Hattiesburg reported that firefighters and police were going door to door to rescue tornado victims.
Photos and television images showed the intensity of the damage.
Zuckerberg defends lawsuits filed over Hawaii land
Land parcels acquired through the Kuleana Act - property laws introduced in 1850 - are sometimes passed on from heir to heir. Legally documenting who in his family owns what share in the property is too expensive for him, he told the newspaper.
A MEMA news release sent at 5:30 a.m. says the Mississippi Highway Patrol is reporting Interstate 59 north of Hattiesburg is closed due to debris.
A twister has wreaked havoc on the Hattiesburg area of southern Mississippi.
A tornado watch was in effect for parts of Alabama through most of Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said.
Four people were killed early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the area.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Fifth Third Bancorp boosted its stake in Canadian Pacific Railway by 5.2% in the second quarter.
Officials say the candy-coated highway might not be such a bad thing, because the candy could help make the roads less slippery. Deputies explain it was raining at the time, causing the box containing the sweets to get wet and give way.
Lopez Rivera was a key figure behind several bombings in the U.S.in the 1970s and 1980s, some of which killed Americans. He said he has been fighting for Rivera Lopez's release since he was elected to Congress in 1992.
NASA's Psyche mission is set to launch in 2023 - and will target a metal-rich asteroid known as 16 Psyche. But the mission's lead scientist estimates the iron alone could be worth as much as $10,000 quadrillion.
Southampton's director of football Les Reed said Fonte had the chance to sign an improved deal but requested a move. WEST Ham are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Saints skipper Jose Fonte for £8m, according to Sky Sports .
When such is the case, a ban on the sport stating cruelty of animals is not right. "That is the only way out of the impasse". He also said that the PM is sympathetic towards the feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu over Jallikattu, reported NDTV .
The filing seeks to, "order Qualcomm to cease its anticompetitive conduct and take actions to restore competitive conditions". The FTC also claimed that Qualcomm paid Apple billions of dollars in rebates to use its chips in the iPhone and iPad.
Trump deviates from that, Beijing could refuse to recognize the credentials of his chosen ambassador to China, Terry Branstad. Nigeria also broke off all diplomatic relations with Taiwan after the visit of Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi few days ago.
Buying your favourite food at the grocery store saw little change in price according to the December Consumer Price Index. Prices were up for seven of the eight major categories compared with a year earlier, with food being the one exception.
The film swept the Golden Globes and is expected to receive several Oscar nominations, reports Box Office Mojo . Henson and Octavia Spencer (left to right) starred in " Hidden Figures ".
Italy avalanche: rescue teams pull out four more survivors
One boy who identified himself as Edoardo said he had been one of three children trapped, along with one woman, in the same room. The avalanche came hours after a series of tremors struck the Abruzzo region, hit by several deadly earthquakes past year .
Possibility for severe weather Sunday
Forecasters expect storms will move along during the nighttime hours to make way for a sunny Tuesday with a high in the low 70s. Then there could be a lull in activity before another round of storms begins Saturday night and lasts into Sunday morning.
Avalanche buries Italian hotel, 30 missing
The central Italian regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Lazio have endured days of heavy snow, making many areas inaccessible. Nearby residents reportedly alerted emergency services after the roof of the building had partially collapsed.
Adrian Peterson: Aaron Rodgers is better than Tom Brady
There's no other way to get there. "It's a unsafe recipe when you've got the combination of both". "Both teams have done that". They narrowly won against the Arizona Cardinals in week one 23-21 while also losing to the Seattle Seahawks in week 10, 31-24.
Facebook temporarily blocked RT - and Moscow isn't happy
RT received a notification from Facebook on Wednesday afternoon while President Obama was giving his final press conference . The ban would cover the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of United States, set to take place on Friday.
Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld: Melania Trump's Dynamic Duo
The American designer is believed to be creating a gown and an ensemble for the future first lady, according to the magazine. In 1999, Trump told the New York Times that if her husband were ever elected president, she would be "very traditional".
Biggest listed tobacco company in the making
BAT added it is expecting annual savings of $400 million before the end of the third year following the completion of the deal. In most negotiated takeovers, the acquiring company completes its due diligence ahead of announcing an offer.
Takata workers indicted, accused of hiding air bag defects
Additional recalls are coming over the next three years, involving 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles, the agency said. Airbag inflators from Takata may rupture with excessive force and spew metal shards throughout the cabin of a vehicle.