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For those that don't know, Hattiesburg, USM & Oak Grove High School were severely hit by a tornado.
I have four students in our college ministry that go to USM & several friends that live there. I will be going to help with clean up this next week. Pray for those hurt & those who lost everything in this storm. One of my college students lost everything in his dorm room. This should hit home with many and serve as a reminder that tomorrow is not granted. Thanks in advance for your prayers.
This post was edited by jlrichey 14 months ago
Praying for them. I hate to hear this.
I saw some footage of the tornado... scary storm. I am from the area. I grew up in Ellisville, just north of Hattiesburg and have a cousin who lives just across Hardy Street near USM. She is a professor there. I haven't heard if her home was damaged yet.
If she lived across from usm she may have escaped the worst part. It went directly down hardy for a long time but cut across around usm and headed towards 4th and 8th. The neighborhoods between 4th and 7th got hit extremely hard
We live right off hardy (just east of 34th) and the storm came right through our neighborhood. Mine and my neighbors houses are the only ones without severe damage. It's a mess. USM got hit pretty hard. Oak grove high school (where Bret Favre coaches) looks like it was hit with a laser guided bomb. My nerves are so wound up that I couldn't sleep. When it came through I held my wife and my two boys so tight that I bruised them. Just thankful we're all ok.
Have an uncle that lost both cars. Fortunately it only blew out one window and he and his sons are ok. House next to them was destroyed. The "selective" power of a tornado is devastating, but amazing at the same time.
Prayers for them. Having survived the storm two weeks ago that destroyed several homes but no injuries or deaths, my heart goes out to them.
They will be in my prayers.
Well the Govenor was just on TV saying that there were no fatalities but had 63 people sent to the hospital. That is a blessing in itself. There was major storm damage though but thankful that no life's were lost.
This post was edited by Atmsrus1 14 months ago
Awesome news. Property can be replaced.
Excellent news. I probably annoy my family sometimes, but I tell each of them that I love them every time that we talk on the phone or meet somewhere, because we never know when something like this will happen with even worse results.
Man that was scary stuff. Saw the tornado this am. Missed it yesterday.
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My house is about a mile or so from the path... passed just south of me. Scary stuff and just thankful to the Lord for his mercy.
Was just watching the news here in Mississippi and they have upgraded the tornado in Hattiesburg to a EF4. They said it was originally classified as a EF3 but after assessing the damage they upgraded it. They said it had winds up to 170 mph, hard to believe that there were no lives lost during this storm. Major clean up under way, much like Tuscaloosa had last year or year before last, can't remember that far back.
We're glad you're okay, too. :)
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