'Check on Your People': Tornado Causes Heavy Damage in Tupelo, Mississippi

A tornado passed through Tupelo, Mississippi, in the late hours of May 2, causing extensive damage.

Video taken by Darryl Stanfield shows downed tree limbs and power lines. “Check on your people,” he urges as he passes debris.

The National Weather Service had issued a tornado emergency for Tupelo in the late hours of May 2, calling the storm “life threatening.” According to local news reports, the tornado caused significant damage in Tupelo, Pontotoc County, and Calhoun City. The Mayor’s Office of Tupelo said on May 3 that there were no reported injuries from the tornado. Credit: Darryl Stanfield via Storyful