At approximately 2:45pm, this afternoon, April 28, 2014 a large tornado struck areas of Tupelo, Mississippi, with the greatest damage at and near Barnes Crossing Mall.
According to WMCTV News, trained weather spotters reported a tornado on the ground near the Bissell area, which is to the southwest of Barnes Crossing Mall. It was reportedly moving toward the northeast at 50 mph.
According to reports, some tractor-trailers were overturned in the area, and a large area of damage was reported at Barnes Crossing Mall, with some buildings completely destroyed. These reports indicated that a massive debris ball could be seen in the tornado. At this point there have been no causalities reported, but it is too early to rule them out.
Also, this writer will have an additional article published when more information is available.