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Strong Thunderstorms Over Hattiesburg/Laurel

May 2, 2010 Hattiesburg

Update: (2:33pm CST) Laurel [Jones Co, MS] emergency manager reports thunderstorm wind damage at 10:30 AM CDT -- tree fell on a house in town and did major damage. A tree fell on a parked car next door to the damaged house. Powerlines were blown down across town. A business had its windows blown out in downtown Laurel.

The NWS [Jones Co, MS] emergency manager reports thunderstorm wind damage at 10:36 AM CDT -- trees and power lines down in the city of Laurel and on Interstate 59 in Laurel.

This spawned from a line of severe thunderstorms that passed through Hattiesburg at 10:12am CST, and Laurel at 10:41am CST.

The storms are capable of producing pea to dime sized hail, continuous cloud to ground lightning, 40-50mph winds, and heavy rain.

Hattiesburg and its surrounding counties remain in a tornado watch until 3pm CST.

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