The mayor’s office warned residents to stay home following the tornado so crews can assess damage.
“The town of Calhoun City was hit hard tonight. Light poles have been snapped off. Trees in a few homes. Trees on vehicles. Damage to several businesses. Fortunately we have had no reports at this time of injuries,” the post said. “We are asking that you PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADS AT THIS TIME. Emergency personnel are working feverishly to open the roads as quickly as possible.”
Earlier Sunday, another damaging tornado touched down in Yazoo City, about 170 miles southwest of Tupelo, as part of a round of storms sweeping across the Southeast.
“We do not have any injuries reported but have numerous damaged structures,” Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham told CNN in an email.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes available.
CNN’s Chris Boyette contributed to this report.