A large tornado has been reported in Tupelo, Miss. Monday afternoon. Severe photos on Twitter show extensive damage around the city including a demolished gas station and a local Italian restaurant.Photo via @jayward11 on Twitter showing significant damage in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. Photo from Tyler Grundstrom on Twitter shows the tornado damage in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. Photo via Shawn Reynolds on Twitter showing a Shell gas station in Tupelo, Miss. before and after a tornado struck, Monday, April 28, 2014. From the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:Tornado emergency in Tupelo, Miss.This tornado will reach Red Bay by 3:20 p.m. or earlier. At 2:50, the tornado was at the intersection of US-78 and US-45. A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM CDT FOR NORTHWESTERN ITAWAMBA AND LEE COUNTIES AT 251 PM CDTTRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A LARGE TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR INDIAN HILLSOR NEAR THE TUPELO MALLMOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. THIS TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND AND DOING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. TAKE COVER NOW! LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO TUPELO VERONACHAPELVILLEFROG ISLANDUNITYEGGVILLEINDIAN HILLSBEECH SPRINGSBELDENFLOWERDALEBISSELLSKYLINE MOOREVILLE AND PALMETTO.
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