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Strong storms pass through South MS

(Photo source: Julian David Anaya, Jr.) (Photo source: Julian David Anaya, Jr.)
(Photo source: Pat Sullivan) (Photo source: Pat Sullivan)

The rain is finally gone. Today's severe weather forced schools in Harrison County to go into emergency weather mode.

Schools dismissed about 30 to 45 minutes later than usual due to the severe weather, and we noticed a lot of parents deciding to pick up their children instead of waiting for the busses.

According to Harrison County School District Superintendent Roy Gill, all schools in the county took the tornado warning seriously. Everyone sat and waited in the hallways until they got the all clear.

No tornado touchdowns have been confirmed, but reports of a funnel cloud darkening the skies poured in from across north Harrison County.

At Harrison Central High School, more than 1,600 students sheltered in place when dark, ominous clouds loomed over the campus. No one saw a funnel cloud, but administrators wanted to take precautions.

The clouds eventually broke up, and classes resumed about 30 minutes later. The school district sent mass call outs to parents to notify them of the late dismissals.

The Harrison County Emergency Management Agency said no injuries and minimal damage has been reported.

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