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Dec 25, 2014 5:15 PM

Power returns to Mississippi town after storm

The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) Authorities say they have restored all power in the Mississippi town of Columbia, two days after a powerful tornado swept through, killing four people.

Marion County coroner Norma Williamson tells The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/1veVsC9 ) that 33-year-old Amber Sumrall of Sandy Hook was one of the four people killed in Tuesday's storm. She died after being trapped in a beauty salon.

Elizabeth Bordelon says her grandmother, 73-year-old MaryJean Sartin, died in their trailer home.

WAPT-TV (http://bit.ly/1vt4aO6 ) reports that Leonardo Drummond and Josie White were killed when the tornado hit their mobile home in Laurel. The property's owners tell the station they asked the couple to come to their house to be safe, but Drummond and White decided to stay.

WDAM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1thrm6V) that volunteers are helping clear debris in Columbia.


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