Tornado warning issued for area between Tallulah and Bentonia

Published 11:31 am Tuesday, March 22, 2022

UPDATE 11:38 a.m.: Powerlines are down on Eagle Lake Shore road, with pea-sized hail reported in the area. The storm is tracking to the Redwood community.

Warren County is currently under a tornado warning until 12:47 p.m. after circulation was reported near Tallulah, La.

According to Kendall Parks, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson, the projected path of the tornado shows it moving northeast from the Tallulah area to Bentonia, Miss., north of Vicksburg.

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“The storm is moving at around 40 mph,” Parks said.

Warren County is also under a severe thunderstorm warning until noon.

Parks said the worst of the storm will move past Warren County at around 3 p.m., followed by scattered showers for the rest of the evening.

According to WLBT’s storm tracker a tornado was spotted in the Bovia area around noon.

The Vicksburg Warren School District issued a statement announcing that students will shelter in place and early dismissal times have been postponed until the warning ends.