Weather Service confirms tornado in Mississippi on Friday

By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG — The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado slammed into Mississippi.

A weather service survey team confirmed Saturday that a 12-mile-long, 300-yard-wide path of destruction was caused by a tornado that touched down Friday evening with winds of up to 100 miles an hour.

Lamar County emergency management director James Smith tells The Hattiesburg American that the path began in south-central Lamar county and dissipated across the Forrest County line in Dixie.

He says nine homes were damaged, including two mobile homes that were destroyed and four other houses and mobile homes with major damage.

No injuries were reported.