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Tornado reported in Tupelo, Miss.

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A large tornado has been reported in Tupelo, Miss. Monday afternoon. Severe photos on Twitter show extensive damage around the city including a demolished gas station and a local Italian restaurant.



Photo via @jayward11 on Twitter showing significant damage in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014.


Photo from Tyler Grundstrom on Twitter shows the tornado damage in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014.


Photo via Shawn Reynolds on Twitter showing a Shell gas station in Tupelo, Miss. before and after a tornado struck, Monday, April 28, 2014.

From the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:

Tornado emergency in Tupelo, Miss.

This tornado will reach Red Bay by 3:20 p.m. or earlier.

At 2:50, the tornado was at the intersection of US-78 and US-45.

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN ITAWAMBA AND LEE COUNTIES…

AT 251 PM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A LARGE TORNADO.
THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR INDIAN HILLS…OR NEAR THE TUPELO
MALL…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

THIS TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND AND DOING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. TAKE
COVER NOW!

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO TUPELO…
VERONA…CHAPELVILLE…FROG ISLAND…UNITY…EGGVILLE…INDIAN
HILLS…BEECH SPRINGS…BELDEN…FLOWERDALE…BISSELL…SKYLINE…
MOOREVILLE AND PALMETTO.

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