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Forty Injured in Mississippi Tornado

Aired December 19, 2002 - 16:28   ET

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JUDY WOODRUFF, CNN ANCHOR: An update now on that tornado that touched down in the small town of Newton, Mississippi, in east central Mississippi.
We now know at least 40 people have been injured, two of those injuries critical. That area -- we're showing you the map, the weather map there now, is still under a state of emergency, because the forecast is that there is still the possibility of other tornado touchdowns in the area.

We urge anyone living anywhere close to there, to keep a close listen and a close watch on your local radio and television stations. We do expect to get some first video from that area within the hour. And of course, CNN will bring that to you as soon as we have it.

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