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Fifteen people injured in Jones County storm

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LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - Fifteen people have been injured in a storm system that swept through parts of Jones County, causing damage to dozen of buildings and home in an area north of Laurel.

No deaths have been reported. Only one person was taken to a hospital.

County emergency director Don McKinnon says as many as 35 homes suffered damage Wednesday with five destroyed. He said several businesses also were destroyed or damaged.

McKenna says the most serious damage happened around Mississippi Highway 15 on the northern fringe of Laurel, and near the Shady Grove community.

A number of trees and power lines are also down.

Power crews from Mississippi Power Co. and Dixie Electric Power Association were in the area restoring power.

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