Tornadoes rip through Mississippi destroying buildings and downing power lines as more warnings issued

MULTIPLE tornadoes ripped through Mississippi last night, destroying buildings and roads – and officials warned of more twisters today.

Residents of several southern counties awoke on Monday morning to their homes torn apart after the tornadoes blew through the area.

"It all happened so fast," Tupelo residents said, as other tornadoes reportedly touched down near Atlanta, Georgia, and in Nebraska.

Twitter was flooded with images of destroyed homes and buildings. One image showed a gas station lying in ruins after the twister hit.

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said that no casualties had been reported as of Monday morning.

"Huge thanks to our first responders who were out all night," the Tupelo Mayor's Office said on Facebook. "Extremely thankful that there are no reported injuries so far."

Building damages were reported in Calhoun City and Yazoo County as well.

"My heart breaks for the people living in Calhoun City this morning," one reporter tweeted, along with video of two decimated businesses.

"We do not have any injuries reported but have numerous damaged structures," Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham told CNN.

As of Monday morning, there were also tornado warnings for parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, according to the National Weather Service.

Tornadoes were reported to have touched down in Nebraska as well.

As a tornado swept across Georgia, there were reports of gas leaks and fallen trees.

One meteorologist tweeted that firefighters were attempting to rescue people trapped in a damaged building in Fulton County. Others shared video of fallen trees in the roads.


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