WAYNESBORO, Mississippi (AP) — The National Weather Service says 10 people were injured when a possible tornado or straight line winds moved over Wayne County in southeast Mississippi.
Meteorologist John Purdy in Mobile, Ala., says four people were injured Monday night when a car struck a downed tree on Highway 45 south of Waynesboro. He says the injuries were all minor.
Purdy says emergency management in Wayne County reported 10 homes were damage with six minor injuries.
He says the damage was spread from the northwest portion of the county to the southeast and the county was under a tornado warning at the time the damage was reported.
Trees and power lines also were down across the county.
Also according to the NWS, a line of heavy rain moved over portions of the Mississippi coast early Tuesday morning bringing minor street flooding, but no high winds.
Mike Hill, a meteorologist at the weather office in Slidell, La., says there’s a moderate chance of heavy storms with possible tornadoes Tuesday north of Interstate 10 and west of I-55. Hill says that includes both the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf coast.
So far, the New Orleans area has escaped the severe weather, but Hill says Tuesday’s storms could fire up anywhere along the Gulf coast.