A large, wedge tornado moved through Tupelo, Mississippi around 230-245PM CDT as part of a larger tornado outbreak across the Deep South. Radar is showing that the tornado lofted debris over 20,000 feet into the air, and pictures of major damage in the northeast Mississippi city are starting to come in across Twitter.

The Weather Channel showed the wedge tornado live as it came towards WTVA's tower camera, and now the television station is off-air.

[Top radar image via Gibson Ridge]