Tornado touches down in Rankin County

Severe Weather

Video Courtesy: Rankin Co. Sheriff Bryan Bailey

PELAHATCHIE, Miss. (WJTV) – A spotter confirmed a tornado touched down in Rankin County Friday night. The severe storms also brought hail to the area.

The tornado moved northeastward toward the Rankin/Scott County line. Bobby Pearson, a 12 News viewer, shared video of the storm in Pelahatchie.

Courtesy: Bobby Pearson

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said trees and powerlines fell on a mobile home and vehicle at Lake Harbor. A tree was also reported down in the Castlewoods neighborhood.

The tornado also caused an event at the Brandon Amphitheater to be canceled.

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