Overnight Tornado Hits Mississippi

Covington County, MS -- (WDAM) An overnight tornado ripped through Covington County around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning.

There have been multiple injuries, and several people have been transported by ambulance from the scene. Some people are still unaccounted for but no fatalities have been reported according to the Covington County Sheriff's Department.

Seven to nine injuries have been reported, and treated at the Covington County Hospital.

According to John Pope, Collins Fire Cheif, a majority of the damage was in the county and not the city. The only school closed in the area is Hopewell Elementary due to power outages.

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