Tornados hit south Miss.

Published 11:43 pm Sunday, September 4, 2011

SAUCIER (AP) — Authorities say a possible tornado has damaged several homes in Mississippi.

Rupert Lacy, the emergency management director in coastal Harrison County, says at least five homes were damaged in Saucier. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.

Lacy said a man in Harrison County was taken to a hospital for injuries sustained when lightning traveled through a phone line. He was expected to survive.

Email newsletter signup

Authorities say wind also blew over a mobile home in Hancock County.

Lynn Burse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, says a possible twister damaged some trees in Lamar County about 8:05 a.m. Sunday. She says crews will go to the site to verify if it was a tornado.