NWS Reports 19 Twisters In Nocturnal Tornado Outbreak Across Mississippi

 Monday, May 3, 2021

 AccuWeather

Nearly 100,000 Mississippi residents were under a tornado emergency on Sunday night, including the city of Tupelo, as a confirmed large and destructive tornado tore through the region.

Left in the wake of the night’s weather was damage strewn across three communities, inflicting destruction on buildings and downing power lines.

Drone footage captured by Brian Emfinger of Live Storms Media gave unparalleled footage of the massive twister working its way over Yazoo City, Mississippi.

The power of the tornado’s inflow cut the connection between the drone and Emfinger’s control, as he lost the device shortly after recording the powerful scene.

Shortly before 10 p.m. CDT, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a dire warning for the city of Tupelo, calling the situation particularly dangerous and life threatening as a confirmed tornado charged toward the city.
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