Hattiesburg search and rescue team returns from Yazoo City - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Hattiesburg search and rescue team returns from Yazoo City

By Kevin Wheeler - bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - There are so many stories to tell from Saturday's deadly tornados that struck parts of Mississippi. There are stories of tragedy, stories of those finding loves, and stories of the recovery efforts.

The Hattiesburg Fire Department sent 27 firefighters to Yazoo City to help with recovery efforts after the Tornado touched down.

"Trees were everywhere, power lines were down everywhere, and there were a lot of demolished homes," said firefighter Brian Duncan.

"You had to do your searches and walk a lot and check on people to make sure that they had ways to get out," said Engineer Scott Craft.

They focused their mission on searching and making sure that people were not injured.

"I wish there would've been more that we could do, but everybody gets assigned certain missions and things on those deals," said Craft.

Captain Kirk Wigley said the scene was sad to see. He said the team was all glad to step in and help.

"It was kind of depressing at times because you're seeing people on their worst day, but it is a very rewarding job because you are able to help people," Wigley said.

The tornado left a long path of destruction and the road to recovery is a long one. Rescue workers and volunteers are working around the clock to bring Yazoo City back to life.

Copyright 2010 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • breaking

    Library evacuated on PRCC Hattiesburg campus after fire alarm

    Library evacuated on PRCC Hattiesburg campus after fire alarm

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:40:53 GMT

    The library and learning lab at the Pearl River Community College Hattiesburg campus was evacuated after a fire alarm sounded on Monday afternoon.  

    More >>

    The library and learning lab at the Pearl River Community College Hattiesburg campus was evacuated after a fire alarm sounded on Monday afternoon.  

    More >>
  • Suspect arrested in sexual battery case involving 8-year-old

    Suspect arrested in sexual battery case involving 8-year-old

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:39:35 GMT
    Sean TurnerSean Turner

    U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force made an arrest in a sexual battery case involving a Hattiesburg juvenile.  Sean Turner was arrested in Lumberton on Monday. Turner was wanted by the Hattiesburg Police Dept. in connection to a Sunday incident that involved an eight-year-old. According to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Latosha Myers Mitchell, the incident happened in the 3600 block of Campbell Drive on Sunday. “When officers arrived, they made contact with a female...

    More >>

    U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force made an arrest in a sexual battery case involving a Hattiesburg juvenile.  Sean Turner was arrested in Lumberton on Monday. Turner was wanted by the Hattiesburg Police Dept. in connection to a Sunday incident that involved an eight-year-old. According to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Latosha Myers Mitchell, the incident happened in the 3600 block of Campbell Drive on Sunday. “When officers arrived, they made contact with a female...

    More >>
  • Columba Academy, Sacred Heart, Mount Olive open season with road wins

    Columba Academy, Sacred Heart, Mount Olive open season with road wins

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:26:31 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Randy Butler wasn’t quite sure what to feel this past Friday, though in the end, he could only shake his head at the resilience of his Columbia Academy Cougars. 

    More >>

    Randy Butler wasn’t quite sure what to feel this past Friday, though in the end, he could only shake his head at the resilience of his Columbia Academy Cougars. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly