SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Tuesday's severe weather turned deadly in Louisiana and Mississippi.
At least two people have been confirmed dead and 30 people injured in St. James Parish, LA. The Office of Emergency Preparedness is investigating the possibility of a tornado touchdown in Convent, LA near the Sugar Hill RV Park.
A Mississippi man died Tuesday afternoon in Lamar County when a line of severe storms moved through the area. Lamar County Coroner Cody Creel confirmed a trailer was severely damaged on Beech Road, and one person was killed.
Our WLOX News crews saw an RV flipped over in Carriere from strong winds. WLOX viewers also reported trees down in Pearl River County, and hail further south along the coast in Long Beach.
Sixty people in George County are riding out the stormy weather in safe haven shelters tonight. George County opened two Safe Havens for residents who weren't comfortable staying in their homes with severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings. The people are evenly divided between the Benndale and Agricola Community Centers.
George County Spokesman Ken Flanagan said some swirling wind gusts of up to 30 mph brought down a few tree limbs, but no other damage has been reported. The Safe Havens will remain open until the weather threat passes and the centers are not expected to accommodate anyone overnight.
Tuesday afternoon, we heard from viewers in Lyman, Gulfport, Pass Christian, and Long Beach who were seeing hail. A viewer in Long Beach captured this video of nickel sized hail as it hit the ground:
Remember, we will also be at risk for localized flooding in spots where flooding is more common. So even after the storm passes, watch for flooded roadways.