Mississippi Tornado Wrecks Homes, Injures Dozens

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Residents of Hattiesburg, Miss., begin a day of surveying damage, removing felled trees, and cleaning up debris left by a twister that hit the area Sunday night, tearing through one of the city's main streets.

Officials said at least 10 people were injured during the mayhem, but thankfully no deaths have been reported.

Greg Flynn, spokesman for the state's Emergency Management Agency, said a single tornado that traversed Forrest, Marion, and Lamar counties damaged hundreds of homes.

"The problem is, it was so strong that there's so much debris that there's a lot of areas they haven't been able to get to yet," Flynn said.

The University of Southern Mississippi campus was among the areas hit hard by the storm.

Campus police declared a state of emergency and asked anyone not on campus to stay away. The twister snapped trees in two, blew out windows, and ripped off part of the roof of the Alumni House.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is visiting Hattiesburg Monday to survey the damage.

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