Tuesday, December 9, 2008

2:00am More Damage... Laurel & Hattiesburg

During the 1:00 O'clock hour, Jones County Law enforcement reports several trees down along Interstate 59 at exit 90. There was a car accident associated with the downed trees. A tornado warning was issued for this area at this time. Jones County Law enforcement also reports quarter size hail just North of Laurel.

From Jones County Emergency spokesman....Highway 11, North of Ellisville, trees and Power lines down. One person was injured.

In Hattiesburg we have had numerous calls of downed trees and a possible tornado there. However, the National Weather Service never detected rotation in the Hub City as a cell passed. I just spoke with Forrest County Emergency Management (@1:53am), and they say they have had reports of limbs down but no sign of a Tornado reported. At this point it sounds to me like some strong straight line winds... I passed the reports on the the NWS, and they can decide to investigate further.

Jasper County Emergency Management reports damage to a trailer roof, and a few limbs down.
-Nick Ortego

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