November 16, 2011
A strong storm system hitting the Southeast has damaged dozens of homes and buildings and at least 15 people have been injured in Mississippi.
A suspected tornado damaged at least four homes in western
Alabama, about 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa. It's the worst
bout of weather the state has seen since about 250 people were
killed during a tornado outbreak in April.
In southeastern Mississippi, just one of the 15 people injured
had to go to the hospital. But Jones County emergency director Don
McKinnon says some people were briefly trapped in their homes as
trees fell on them and mobile homes were tossed off their
About 50 homes and buildings have been damaged across
Mississippi and Alabama. Tornado warnings and watches are being
issued in nearby states.