Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tornado Warning Lamar!

Caledonia [Lowndes Co, MS] emergency mngr reports TORNADO at 02:15 PM CST -- significant damage in caledonia. more details to come.


...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CST FOR CENTRAL
LAMAR COUNTY...

AT 225 PM CST...THE PUBLIC REPORTED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED
IN THE TOWN OF CALEDONIA MISSISSIPPI WITH THIS STORM. THIS TORNADO
WAS NOW LOCATED NEAR BEDFORD...OR ABOUT NEAR VERNON...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE ACTION NOW TO
PROTECT YOURSELF!

Birmingham NWS - Tornado in downtown Vernon, AL

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any more information ???? My folks live between Caledonia and Vernon.. Unable to reach them on the phone!!

Anonymous said...

tornado hit Caledonia school, bus on roof. Not sure of injuries. Keep everyone in your prayers.

Anonymous said...

I live in Columbus, MS. News is that there is extensive damage to at least one of the schools in Caledonia. The stadium is missing the sportscasters booth. Cars are misplaced, or moved from one parking lot to another by the wind, buses were picked up and moved. Students were injured, but not life threatening injuries as far as I know. A couple of doctors have been asked to come from Columbus to help treat the injured. You may not be able to get through by telephone if the phone lines are down. It's very possible due to trees being over many of the roads. That's all the "news" from local folks for now.

Anonymous said...

My sister teaches at the elementary school. Said scary but just crazy there earlier today. Apparently no major injuries at that time but major damage to school and cars in the area.

Mike said...

Thanks for the reports, anonymous. I trust everyone came out ok....