Prayers Needed: Tornado Touches Down in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Emergency officials say an apparent tornado has caused significant damage in Hattiesburg, Miss., after passing along a main road.  The tornado seems to ha e passed over two of the three places where I lived when I was in Hattiesburg.  I have not been able to find out the extent of the damage.

Forrest County Fire Coordinator Chip Brown says there is major damage in Hattiesburg and Petal, including on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. He couldn’t confirm injuries. Thankfully, the tornado hit while many students were away for the Mardi Gras holiday.

He said the damage was still being evaluated, but that the storm passed along a main Hattiesburg thoroughfare.  The people in Hattiesburg and all of my friends there would greatly appreciate it if you would join me in praying for them and that they will be able to recover from this quickly.

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I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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