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Tornado leaves behind damage in Biloxi

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Beauvoir saw its worst damage since Hurricane Katrina. (Photo: WLOX) Beauvoir saw its worst damage since Hurricane Katrina. (Photo: WLOX)
Neighbors are thankful no one was hurt. (Photo source: WLOX) Neighbors are thankful no one was hurt. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Tornado recovery is underway in Biloxi after a waterspout came on shore Wednesday morning.

First in its path was Beauvoir, the historic site of the last home of Jefferson Davis. Property Director Dr. Tom Payne says the storm brought the worst damage to the grounds since Hurricane Katrina.

Even so, he's counting his blessings that no one was hurt, and the historic house is still standing.    

"There was minimal damage. I think we had one broken window pane to the house. It's been here 169 years and she fared really well," said Payne.

The twister moved to the northeast from Beauvoir, heading toward residential areas of Biloxi. One of the hardest hit parts was Rich Avenue.

"We knew it was a tornado coming, but we didn't know it was going to be as bad as it was," said resident Deandre Oliver. "We heard a big boom."

Oliver and his friends made their way outside to find a fallen oak tree, and downed power lines.

"I saw the tree fall. Garbage cans were slinging everywhere, it was just crazy. I've never seen a tornado before so it had me in shock," said Oliver.

Several other residents in the neighborhood were glad to be safe after the funnel snaked its way along their street. Terry Haynes remembers being startled out of his sleep by the commotion of the storm.

"I got up, came outside and saw all the destruction it did; power lines down," said Haynes. "I'm just blessed that nobody got hurt by this. That's a blessing."

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