Severe Weather Causes Rare Tornado Emergency Being Issued

Severe Weather Causes Rare Tornado Emergency Being Issued

A total of twenty-three tornadoes were reported as hitting four states. A whopping 18 in Mississippi, 2 in Nebraska, 1 in Louisiana, 1 in Colorado, causing destruction to homes in these states. 

This event triggered a rare tornado emergency overnight in Tupelo, Mississippi. The greatest of the damage was reported around 5 in the morning. 

“Damage has been reported in the City of Tupelo. Emergency crews are currently assessing the degree of damage,” the City of Tupelo Mayor’s Office said in a statement released late on Sunday night.

Law enforcement officials reported the excessive damage of these tornadoes in the area of the Elvis Presley Museum, however, the scope of the damages are still unknown. 

“We will update you as soon as we know the extent of damage,” says the City of Tupelo Mayor’s Office. 

In Colorado, there were a total of 84 tornado storm reports, which included high-speed wind of 93 miles per hour and large hail from Colorado to Wisconsin. 

“Please do not get out and drive. It is dangerous—-there are reports that power lines are down on the roads,” says the City of Tupelo Mayor’s Office. 

However, the biggest threat would be the high-speed winds and large hail with more potential for a few tornadoes from Louisiana to Mississippi and into Alabama and Tennessee.

“Prayers that all are safe, and please keep our crews and first responders in your prayers also,” said the City of Tupelo Mayor’s Office.