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Powerful Tornado Rips Through Mississippi

A tornado tore through Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Sunday, downing trees, damaging buildings and causing at least three injuries.

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#Tornado touches down in southern Mississippi, injuring at least three people, officials say. http://t.co/w0fcjnJD— CNN Breaking News

The twister traveled down one of Hattiesburg’s main streets.

Two people are seen consoling one another in a shattered door way along Hardy Street in Hattiesburg. Ryan Moore / AP

Ryan Moore / AP

A business at 5133 Lincoln Road Extension in Hattiesburg is damaged. Chuck Cook / AP

The University of Southern Mississippi: The University Police Department has declared a state of emergency for campus http://t.co/Dzo7Ygxc

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The University of Southern Mississippi: The University Police Department has declared a state of emergency for campus http://t.co/Dzo7Ygxc— Weed Dude

Extensive damage at the University of Southern Mississippi on Hardy Street in Hattiesburg after a tornado passed through the city. Ryan Moore / AP

A heavily damaged vehicle sits near the front of the University of Southern Mississippi on Hardy Street. Ryan Moore / AP

Trees lie uprooted in front of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Chuck Cook / AP

An overturned car lies in front of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Chuck Cook / AP

A women observes the damage to a closed and unoccupied dormitory on the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Jana Edwards / AP

The American Red Cross center in Hattiesburg, Miss., is completely destroyed after a tornado moved through area on Sunday. Bryant Hawkins / AP

A trampoline rests on top of a damaged American Red Cross disaster relief truck outside of the Hattiesburg American Red Cross. Bryant Hawkins / AP

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
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