MATHISTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Residents in Mathiston were prepared for Thursday's potential severe weather after a tornado recently left damage.
Mathiston's assistant EMA director, Tom Booth, said he was on standby at the fire station to monitor the weather.
First Baptist Church's associate worship pastor said he monitored the weather throughout the day, and let his staff go home mid-afternoon.
Charles McClellan said the church follows specific procedures for severe warnings.
He said the church would evacuate the sanctuary and place everyone into a nearby sturdy hallway.
He also said the church has another room that is surrounded by bricks.