The Hattiesburg tornado damage includes damaged buildings at the University of Southern Mississippi campus. According to a report from Monday (Feb. 11), the university had stated that it was under a state of emergency and that that anyone from campus should stay away until further notice. The good news, though, was that they were reporting no injuries stemming from the tornado.
A tornado hit the town of Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Sunday (Feb. 10), leaving extensive debris spread around the city. More than a dozen people were reportedly injured in the state, including 10 injured in surrounding Forrest County and three hurt in Marion County. Again, good news revealed that no deaths had been reported from the storm. The latest reports had authorities still getting to areas that had been hit hard, so there could be updates on those numbers soon.
Some images on ABC news showed that the Alumni House on the USM campus had been heavily damaged. Much of one side of the building appeared to be destroyed and part of the roof had been ripped away in the storm. There was a lot of heavy equipment brought on to campus to try to remove debris and it footage was also shown of a nearby building where all the windows had been blown out.
USA Today has a video of the Hattiesburg tornado damage as well as live footage of when it began hitting the counties. As for when the University of Southern Mississippi campus will re-open, that has not been revealed yet.