Tornado debris seen in Lee, Tishomingo and Union counties

A confirmed tornado hit Guntown in Lee County on Monday afternoon.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 4:58 PM
Updated: Dec 17, 2019 2:19 PM

GUNTOWN, Miss. (WTVA) - A confirmed tornado hit Guntown in Lee County on Monday afternoon.

According to state Sen. Chad McMahan in Guntown, 35 homes were severely damaged on Colt Lane and one church was completely destroyed. The church building was unoccupied, according to his understanding.

Debris in Guntown Hills in Lee County | Source: Rachel Davis

Anyone who was displaced by the storm in north Lee County can find shelter at the Guntown Community Center and Journey Church in Saltillo.

Update - Donations can be dropped off at Guntown City Hall

Guntown police and Mayor Bud Herring have issued a 12 hour curfew for the area of the Guntown Hills subdivision, specifically Colt Lane, Benelli Drive and Ruger Drive.

Radar confirmed a tornado in Tishomingo. Nothing visual. Debris was seen lofted on the radar. 

Also confirmation in Pratts (Lee County) and Alpine (Union County) communities.

One injury was reported in the Alpine community of Union County. Ten homes were damaged in the Alpine community. 

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