Tornadoes Race Through Mississippi, Alabama: Several Injured

By , Senior Meteorologist
February 11, 2013; 12:24 AM ET
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A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Mississippi and Alabama between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST Sunday.

-There was a report of a tornado two miles south of Grove Hill, Ala. at 6:50 p.m. EST.
-The NWS reported a possible tornado was located in Mays Crossroads, Ala. at 6:38 p.m. EST.
-A house was destroyed in Clarke County Alabama near Old Lock Warren Road and Highway 69 in Grove Hill, Ala. The time of the report was 6:33 p.m. EST.
-Damage was reported at the Southern Mississippi University campus at 6:32 p.m. EST.
-The tornado was reported to be on the ground and entering West Hattiesburg, Miss. at about 6:13 p.m. EST.
-Storm chasers reported a large tornado was on the ground in Lamar County near Oloh, Miss., at 6:04 p.m. EST. It was reported to be moving northeast at 40 mph towards West Hattiesburg, Miss.
-Localized flooding was reported for parts of Jackson, Miss., at 6 p.m. EST.
-A tornado damaged homes and injured three people in near Pickwick, Miss., at about 5:50 p.m. EST. There are reports of five people with injuries.

Along and ahead of the storm's cold front, severe weather will continue to threaten communities across southern parts of Mississippi and Alabama through this evening.

The same storm creating a blizzard across the northern Plains is sparking violent thunderstorms closer to the Gulf Coast.

A few of the thunderstorms are capable of spawning tornadoes and have already unleashed damaging winds, hail and flooding downpours.

Damaging winds from one thunderstorm downed a few older trees in Camden, Miss., while another gusty thunderstorm destroyed a travel trailer on the east side of Livingston, Texas.

The severe weather danger is expected to lessen overnight and not translate eastward into the Southeast for Monday.

Until that time, all residents being threatened by the violent thunderstorms into this evening should heed all watches and warnings and check in with the Severe Weather Center for the latest information.

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