September 2, 2014  

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Tornado Cleanup Underway at Southern Miss; Relief Fund Started

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Crews continue to clean up debris from the tornado that struck the Southern Miss campus last Sunday. (Photo by Kelly Dunn)

Cleanup efforts are proceeding in earnest at The University of Southern Mississippi where an EF-4 tornado struck on Sunday, Feb. 10, damaging several buildings on the Hattiesburg campus.

Campus offices will reopen on Wednesday, Feb. 13 with classes scheduled to resume on Thursday, Feb. 14.

In response to numerous inquiries about ways to help, the USM Foundation has established an emergency relief fund for financial contributions. For more information about the fund, visit: www.usmfoundation.com/relief

The tornado caused extensive damage to six buildings on the Southern Miss campus – the Ogletree House (home of the Alumni Association); the Mannoni Performing Arts Center; the Fine Arts Building; Jazz Station; McLemore Hall and Marsh Hall.