Possible tornado hits Miss., 1 injury reported

By The Associated Press

PURVIS – Authorities say possible tornados have damaged several homes in Mississippi.

Rupert Lacy, the emergency management director in coastal Harrison County, says at least five homes were damaged there. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the wind.

Lacy says a man was taken to a hospital for injuries sustained when lightening traveled through a phone line. Those injuries weren’t life threatening.

Lynn Burse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, says the possible twister damaged some trees in Lamar County about 8:05 a.m. Sunday. She says crews will go to the site to verify if it was a tornado. Authorities say a possible tornado associated with Tropical Storm Lee damaged trees in Mississippi’s Lamar County, but there were no reports of injuries or structural damage.