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Emergency management officials issue warnings about approaching storms

Jones County Emergency Management and first responders gather for a National Weather Service briefing on severe weather Saturday afternoon. Jones County Emergency Management and first responders gather for a National Weather Service briefing on severe weather Saturday afternoon.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Officials are warning Pine Belt residents about the possibility of severe weather in the coming hours. The National Weather Service said South Mississippi remains at an elevated risk for strong storms, including possible tornadoes during the daylight hours on Sunday morning. 

Jones County Emergency Management officials, who took part in a National Weather Service briefing at 2 p.m. Saturday, said the good news is that the bad weather will be coming in during the day. The bad news is that it will be hitting during the hours when many people will be going to church services.    

"We won't have schools to worry about the kids getting to, but tomorrow is Sunday and church time, so please everyone, tune in to the television and the radio to be alerted as to how bad it's going to be and take precautions," said Marda Tullos, director of Jones County Emergency Management.   

Tullos said that sustained winds up to 25 mph could pass through before and after the storm front. 

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