Kemper County Sheriff James Moore has confirmed at least one fatality in a tornado that touched down near the lignite power plant on Highway 493.

David Cox, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service of Jackson, said they had confirmation through radar of a tornado touching down in Kemper County on  Highway 493.

Moore said there were multiple injures from the tornado.

The storm system continues traveling toward Noxubee County with another touchdown reported near Macon.