Tornado Warning for Smith County and Jasper County - - Jackson, MS

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Tornado Warning for Smith County and Jasper County

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a tornado warning for Central Smith County in Central Mississippi and Southwestern Jasper County in East Central Mississippi.

This includes the city of Stringer. The warning is in effect until 100 PM CST. We also have a report from the Simpson County Sheriff's Department that several houses have been damaged.

At 1209 PM CST, National Weather Service meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Raleigh moving east at 25 mph.

Other locations in the warning include, but are not limited to Bay Springs and Turnerville.

 Precautionary/preparedness actions:  A tornado warning means that a tornado is occurring or imminent. You should activate your tornado action plan and take protective action now.

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