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Tornado touches down on campus of Southern Miss

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Yes, we’re a football blog, but there are obviously things in this world far more important than a game. The folks in Mississippi understand that better than anyone right now.

Per the Hattiesburg Americansevere weather in the area resulted in a tornado touching down and causing damage along Southern Miss’ campus. So far, there haven’t been any reports of injuries or death. Still, it’s a scary situation. We hope everyone’s alright.

We’ll be keeping everyone down there in our thoughts. We ask that you do the same.

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15 Responses to “Tornado touches down on campus of Southern Miss”
  1. cometkazie says: Feb 10, 2013 9:54 PM

    Report say university officials report no injuries.

    Let’s hope the report isn’t premature.

  2. kozbee says: Feb 10, 2013 10:57 PM

    Prayers go out to those affected in the area of the tornado and hope eveyone is safe.

  3. Deb says: Feb 10, 2013 11:02 PM

    Thankful early reports indicate no injuries. Praying everyone in the area is okay.

  4. imaduffer says: Feb 10, 2013 11:26 PM

    Sorry boys and girls but praying doesn’t help. If you live in this area, get off your ass and help these people. They need your support, whether its money or a shoulder to lean on.

  5. Deb says: Feb 10, 2013 11:34 PM

    @imaduffer …

    You are entitled to your view, but please stop harassing those who have other views.

  6. cowboys8819 says: Feb 11, 2013 12:09 AM

    Just hope everyone is okay! Materials can be bought again, lives cannot!

  7. tuscaloosaguy says: Feb 11, 2013 12:35 AM

    Last report I heard there were10-20 injuries. USM Alumni Building badly damaged along with several other campus buildings. Oak Grove HS badly damaged also. Students were on a two day Mardi Gras holiday on campus, so many students were not there. Students told not to return to campus until further notified.

  8. tigersgeaux says: Feb 11, 2013 2:06 AM

    My neighbor’s daughter was was on campus and said the damage happened suddenly and within what seemed to be a couple of seconds. They had no warning. By the time they rushed toward the basement, the storm had passed on.

    Earlier in the evening, we were watching a Mardi Gras parade when we saw a funnel cloud pass by in the distance heading east. Several friends said we had better pray because that looked like a twister. We did. We are continuing to pray for those affected by this storm and who may be affected.

    Major structures are down and are damaged in Hattiesburg, and some casualties reported. Students that were on campus were urged to exit and those not there were urged to remain away for at least several more days as assessments will be made of all facilities. Southwestern Alabama is now in the pathway of the storm.

  9. jc327 says: Feb 11, 2013 3:35 AM

    My bass player’s mother-in-law lost her vehicle, apartment, and everything in it. Somehow she was not hurt. Tornados are no joke, especially in the last few years down this way.

  10. alligatorsnapper says: Feb 11, 2013 4:40 AM

    Just heard about this. Saw video on the news. Saw an interview with the mayor, who said as he approached his house, the windows blew out. So far, some injuries, much property damage, but no deaths/casualties in Hattiesburg have been reported.

    My prayers are with those affected. I will see if they need assistance there. I have some time available coming up.

  11. fnc111 says: Feb 11, 2013 1:16 PM

    Brett Favre is on the scene to help any women affected by the tornado.

  12. fnc111 says: Feb 11, 2013 1:22 PM

    I hear he is there to help mostly with lost or damaged photos.

  13. halbert53 says: Feb 11, 2013 3:05 PM

    The school where he coaches had major damage and his home was fairly close to the tornado

  14. imaduffer says: Feb 12, 2013 12:22 AM


    Sorry if I offended you and your followers. Please pray for me. Now, for those who can lend a helping hand, I’m sure that the people in Mississippi would more then appreciate it.

  15. tigersgeaux says: Feb 12, 2013 2:38 PM

    A group of friends and neighbors, some fishermen, and off shore workers home for a few days are heading there later today (after the Mardi Gras parades are all past in south Louisiana). Requests for chain saws and operators were received so all are going with their own or borrowed ones. I will go along and help prepare meals, etc.

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