One dead following tornadoes in Columbus, Burnsville

Tornadoes are blamed for one death and for causing extensive damage in Columbus and Burnsville Saturday afternoon.

Posted: Feb 23, 2019 8:09 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2019 10:42 AM

2:55 a.m

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A woman from Tupelo has died in the tornado that struck Columbus Saturday.

Columbus tornado damage (Kayla Thompson)

Columbus tornado damage (Kayla Thompson)

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant identifies her as Ashley Glynell Pounds, 41.

Merchant says Pounds was in a building at 205 Tuscaloosa Road when it collapsed, trapping her and three others.

She died in surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle.

There's no word on the conditions of the others.

Original story from Saturday

(WTVA) - Tornadoes are blamed for one death and for causing extensive damage in Columbus and Burnsville Saturday afternoon.

That death following the Columbus tornado was confirmed by Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.  He's expected to provide more specifics soon.

The tornado that struck Columbus touched down on the east side of the city. 

Gardner Boulevard and Waterworks Road appeared to be one of the areas hit hard by the twister. 

Joe Dillon, the city's public information officer, reported damage to multiple homes and businesses as well as to Hunt Intermediate School.  

He adds that Sim Scott Community Center was destroyed.

Six people suffered minor injuries in Columbus.

Multiple power outages have been reported, and Dillion adds the hospital and the county 911 center are working on generators.

As for Burnsville, no injuries were reported, but nine homes had structural damage as crews work to clean up the mess that was left.

Also, work is being done to get families displaced by the tornado into shelters.

Damage was also reported in Monroe County in the Becker area.  

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