Four dead after tornado rocks southern Mississippi

A local fire station and the campus of William Carey University were among the buildings damaged in the tornado.

Officials in MS say three people were killed early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg area.

"There are widespread power outages as the tornado ran across three counties lines", said Greg Flynn, spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

Mayor Johnny DuPress has signed an emergency declaration for Hattiesburg.

There are power lines and debris over a large area so the public is asked to avoid traveling through that area. A tornado may have caused the damage, CNN affiliate WDAM-TV reported.

United Nations calls IS destruction of Palmyra relics 'war crime'
Russian airstrikes helped push ISIS out of Palmyra a year ago , which allowed a famous Russian orchestra to play in the theatre. As many as 120 Syrian soldiers were killed during a four-day offensive, in which hundreds of IS militants took part.

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.

Bihar Police arrest suspected ISI gang for Kanpur train derailment
Incidentally, Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal was arrested from Raxaul in East Champaran district in August 2013. The police believe that the three accused were responsible for the Kanpur train derailment.


Popular
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) 18.9% Potential Upside Now Implied by Cowen

    Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) 18.9% Potential Upside Now Implied by Cowen

    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.
    'Hundreds of Thousands' of Skittles strewn on Dodge County road

    'Hundreds of Thousands' of Skittles strewn on Dodge County road

    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.
    'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrating Commutation for Terrorist

    'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrating Commutation for Terrorist

    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 planning mission to an asteroid worth $10000 quadrillion

    NASA planning mission to an asteroid worth $10000 quadrillion

    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.
    West Ham Complete £8m Signing of Southampton Captain Jose Fonte

    West Ham Complete £8m Signing of Southampton Captain Jose Fonte

    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 .
    Over 3000 protest at Chennai's Marina beach supporting 'Jallikattu'

    Over 3000 protest at Chennai's Marina beach supporting 'Jallikattu'

    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 .
  • USA  antitrust agency sues Qualcomm over patent licensing

    USA antitrust agency sues Qualcomm over patent licensing

    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.

    Taiwan Steps Onto The 'International Stage' As Trump Riles China

    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.

    Death toll from Brazil prison riot tops 30

    The death toll from prison gang violence in the country's south east is now reaching 130. It was thought to be a backlash by the PCC's rivals for its violent expansion.
  • Saskatchewan's annual inflation rate up 0.6% in December

    Saskatchewan's annual inflation rate up 0.6% in December

    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.

    SpaceX launch places satellites in orbit

    The first Falcon booster to safely land back on Earth now stands outside the company's Hawthorne headquarters. The company has succeeded six times previously with landings on a barge or ashore.
    Octavia Spencer Buys Out A Cinema Screening For Low Income Families

    Octavia Spencer Buys Out A Cinema Screening For Low Income Families

    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 ".

CONNECT