February 6th, 2008
12:20 PM ET

When Tornadoes Hit Home

NEW YORK (CNN) - I was watching CNN's Super Tuesday coverage last night when Chad Myers broke in with reports of tornadoes in Memphis and the surrounding area.

Tornado damage in Mississippi

Jimmy Davis surveys damage in Oxford, Mississippi. At least 52 people were killed as violent storms and tornadoes pummeled the South overnight.

As a girl who from South Memphis, just across the state line in Southaven, MS, I sprung into action. 

Almost my entire family is still in the area, so I called my parents to see if they were ok.

A tornado hit about a mile-and-a-half from their place but, fortunately, they suffered only some tree damage. They had a little information that CNN didn’t have yet, so my dad sprung into “daughter is producer” mode and gave me all the information, which I relayed to our headquarters in Atlanta. 

I checked in this morning before heading to work and everyone at home is ok.

Tonight, we’ll bring you the latest on damage and what’s next for people in these areas.

– Kay Jones, CNN 360° Editorial Producer

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