Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Most anyone who's seen the tornado damage in the Hattiesburg area,
has a similar reaction. Given the extent of destruction, they can't
believe no one was killed.
There are some dramatic survivor stories on 21st
Avenue North in Hattiesburg. That street is just two blocks north of
Hardy Street and many of the homes there sustained significant storm
"Looking at it now, it's amazing the power it had. But
we're, not a scratch on us. Everything we lost is just things and
that's it," said a relieved Jennifer Creason, as she looked at her
She admits to losing all track of time since last Sunday.
That's when the tornado ripped the roof off her home as she and her husband and pet dog were hunkered down inside.
we stood up and looked in the living room, the TV was face down. Things
are everywhere. And all of a sudden looked in the dining room and
looked up and was just looking at the sky," she recalled, "And I thought
oh my God, oh my God, it's way worse than I even knew."
Monday's daylight revealed the extent of destruction up and down her street.
"It was just unbelievable. Unbelievable that no one was killed. Very, very fortunate," said home owner, Linda Blaize.
former Bay St. Louis resident counts herself among the fortunate ones.
Her home sustained minor damage in comparison to neighbors.
Still, she'll never forget those frightening moments; pillows over her head, praying in the hallway.
was just zoom. It was moving so fast. But the roar of it was
unbelievable. I've never been in anything like that before," she
"As quickly as it came up on us, it was over. I mean fast. Within 25 or 30 seconds," said Derrick Autmon.
that half-a-minute, he crouched down between a door and a wall. That's
when the violent storm dropped two giant pines in his living room.
up on the coast, I'm familiar with hurricanes and things like that. So,
I'm very used to reacting and doing, after I get over the initial
shock. It has been an incredible experience, but you have to move on.
They're material things. And I'll start my second act," said Autmon.
All the tornado victims we talked with say they're grateful to the outpouring of help and support from volunteers.
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