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Tornado sighted over Port of Gulfport

Charles Aldrich, the University of South Alabama storm chaser from St. Martin we mentioned last night is out documenting the storm, reported sighting a funnel cloud over the Port of Gulfport. He said they'd seen numerous arcs from power poles.

"There was one big arc right after the power went out," he said. "When it arced, you could see the funnel cloud."

The team called the National Weather Service which confirmed rotation in the area by radar and issued a tornado warning shortly thereafter.

Don't worry, we told Charles to be careful down there.

He said two his fellow team members are down near the port documenting storm surge, which is coming up now

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