Tornado touches down in Mississippi


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MARION COUNTY, Miss. (CNN) — A tornado touched down in southern Mississippi on Sunday, injuring at least three people, officials said.

The injured people were in Marion County, according to Brett Carr with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. It was not immediately clear how they were hurt.

Terry Steed of the Emergency Management District in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, said the tornado touched down there and that it caused damage.

“Within seconds, everything changed,” Sara Lawrence, a resident of Hattiesburg, told CNN.

“I didn’t feel like there was much notice. I heard the sirens and everything looked OK outside, so I started making preparations to go into the bathroom. And then, next thing I know, all the lights went out, and it got dark outside,” she said.

Tornado watches and warnings remained in effect Sunday night for parts of Louisiana, southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama.

Credit: CNN.

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