“Please do not go out or drive. It is dangerous – there are reports that power lines are down the roads,” the statement said. “Prayers that are safe, and please keep our crews and responders in their prayers.”
NWS Memphis said the tornado was moving northeast at 45 mph at 9:46 p.m. CDT.
“It’s a life-threatening situation! Hide now!” Memphis of NWS tweeted. “A harmful tornado moving through Tupelo.”
“Always be prepared to go to your safe place immediately when a warning is issued. Plan to minimize hesitation or confusion, especially at night,” NOAA WRN ambassadors said in a tweet.
This is an evolving story and will be updated as more information becomes available.