STAR, Mississippi (WJTV) – A tornado touched down in Rankin County early Wednesday morning. It knocked out power for hundreds of people and there are several reports of trees down. Approximately 8-10 homes were damaged. There are no reports of injuries. MEMA will head to the scene today to assess the damage.
The tornado is part of a system in the middle of the country that’s dumping snow on one side of the storm and severe weather on the other, according to 12 News Chief Meteorologist Ken South.