Tornadoes produce damage, injuries in Mississippi

State authorities dispatched emergency crews Tuesday to survey the damage after an onslaught of severe weather in Mississippi that injured at least 17 people, damaged property and cut power.

The National Weather Service said tornados caused significant damage across central Mississippi, including in Yazoo, Attala, Warren, Oktibbeha, and Smith counties.

In Attala County, storms damaged several mobile homes, injuring six people and leaving parts of the area without power, the service said.

Eleven more people were injured in Monroe County, where storms damaged homes and a radio communications tower, it said.

A tornado touched down in Yazoo County on Monday night, causing damage to a downtown Yazoo City courthouse and tossing debris in a wide area, according to emergency management spokesman.

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