Four people dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after tornado rips through South Mississippi

Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Paul Martin

Four people died after a tornado stuck Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Saturday
Firefighters and police are going door-to-door to try to rescue victims
The storm flipped cars, tore apart houses and ripped trees from their roots
Three counties were affected, including Forrest, Lamar and Perry

21 January 2017

Four people are dead and scores of homes were left flattened after a tornado ripped through South Mississippi.

The devastating storm in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, caused ‘massive damage’ and flipped cars over, tore apart homes and snatched trees from their roots, early Saturday morning.

City officials confirmed via Twitter that four people had died and said firefighters were going door-to-door to rescue victims.

Mayor Johnny DuPree has signed an emergency declaration for the city, which reported “significant injuries” and structural damage after the twister blew through the city and surrounding area.

The city also said via Twitter that Hattiesburg firefighters and police are going door-to-door to try to rescue victims.

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