JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Tropical Storm Harvey has spawned at least one tornado in Mississippi, and created bands of strong winds that damaged homes and toppled some trees.
The National Weather Service says the tornado touched down Wednesday in the southern Mississippi town of Petal, which is near Hattiesburg. Local news outlets showed photos of damaged fences and shingles pulled off a home. No injuries were immediately reported.
The weather service was trying to determine whether damage further south was caused by tornadoes or other strong winds. Meteorologist Alek Krautmann says damage was reported in Pearl River County, in the city of Biloxi and in a subdivision between Ocean Springs and Gautier.
He says Harvey also caused flash flooding before dawn Wednesday in parts of Pascagoula.