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Tornado levels homes, damages University of Southern Mississippi

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HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi are waking up Monday to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than a dozen in the state were injured.

Daylight also offers emergency management officials the chance to get a better handle on the damage that stretched across several counties.

Gov. Phil Bryant plans to visit hard-hit Hattiesburg, where a twister moved along one of the city's main streets and damaged buildings at the governor's alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi.

Emergency officials said late Sunday that at least 10 people were injured in surrounding Forrest County and three were hurt to the west in Marion County, but they weren't aware of any deaths.

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