City officials warned residents to stay home after the tornado so crews could assess the damage.
“The city of Calhoun City was hit hard tonight. The lighted poles were torn off. Trees in several homes. Trees in vehicles. Damage to several businesses. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far,” the statement said. “PLEASE PLEASE THIS TIME TO STAY ON THE ROADS. Emergency personnel are working hard to open the roads as quickly as possible. “
Earlier Sunday, another devastating tornado hit the town of Yazoo, about 170 miles southwest of Tupelo, as part of a round of storms sweeping the southeast.
“We have no reports of injuries, but we have many damaged structures,” Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham said in an email.
This is an evolving story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
CNN’s Chris Boyet contributed to this report.