Tornadoes Rip Through Mississippi, Damaging Homes And Upending Trees

This aerial footage shows some of the shocking devastation caused by tornadoes including one that was particularly powerful that tore off roofs in parts of Mississippi over the weekend.

The tornadoes blasted through the US state of Mississippi on Sunday and the especially large twister caused significant damage in the city of Tupelo and the counties of Pontotoc and Calhoun.

The neighbourhood of Park Hill in Tupelo saw downed power lines, uprooted trees, and damage to numerous homes.


Local resident Tyquan Wofford, 17, who was playing video games when the huge twister arrived, said: “Momma said it was a tornado getting ready to come through. Then all I heard was a tornado siren going off. And then I just heard ‘roof, roof, roof,’ and then I heard ‘boom, boom, boom, boom’.

“I didn’t know what was going on. I walked outside and I saw trees down and everything.”

On Monday, officials in Tupelo City informed the media about the storm’s effects, stating that no injuries were reported and no major damage was found to city property.


However, one tornado caused extensive damage to areas of Pontotoc and Calhoun counties.

Calhoun County police spokesperson Greg Pollan said the twister uprooted trees, brought down utility poles, and damaged homes and several businesses.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office posted drone footage of the damage caused in the city of Calhoun the day after the tornado hit.


Pollan said: “Light poles have been snapped off. Trees in a few homes. Trees on vehicles. Damage to several businesses. Fortunately, we have had no reports at this time of injuries.

“Emergency personnel are working feverishly to open the roads as quickly as possible.”

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