NWS confirms tornado touched down in Purvis

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Purvis
Purvis at Hwy 589. Photo Credit: Viewer Submitted Photo

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - The National Weather Service surveyed Purvis Friday morning and confirmed that a low-end EF-1 tornado touched down in the area.

The storm caused roof and tree damage near Purvis Upper Elementary School.

A downed tree was blocking the front drive of the school, and a few shingles were taken off of the roof.

According to Lamar County Superintendent Tess Smith, there were no injuries and all students are safe.

Trees and power lines were also reported down near Aldon Road and Stonfield Drive.