NASA confirms loud noise heard by Mississippians was a meteor

A loud noise that was heard by residents in areas of Mississippi has been confirmed as a meteor.”After multiple reports of a loud sound (Wednesday) morning across a portion of our state, (the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency) has confirmed with NASA it was a fireball that caused the noise,” MEMA officials said in a Facebook post. “We are told the meteor ran parallel to the Mississippi River.”An initial report came out of Claiborne County, where local officials said the sound was heard throughout the area, which is home to the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. Grand Gulf was not involved and the site is secure, county officials said. Residents in Hinds, Madison, Warren and Lincoln counties, along with others, reported seeing and hearing the meteor. No injuries or damage were reported. If you have pictures or videos of the meteor, email them to news@wapt.com.

A loud noise that was heard by residents in areas of Mississippi has been confirmed as a meteor.

“After multiple reports of a loud sound (Wednesday) morning across a portion of our state, (the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency) has confirmed with NASA it was a fireball that caused the noise,” MEMA officials said in a Facebook post. “We are told the meteor ran parallel to the Mississippi River.”

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An initial report came out of Claiborne County, where local officials said the sound was heard throughout the area, which is home to the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. Grand Gulf was not involved and the site is secure, county officials said.

Residents in Hinds, Madison, Warren and Lincoln counties, along with others, reported seeing and hearing the meteor.

No injuries or damage were reported.

If you have pictures or videos of the meteor, email them to news@wapt.com.

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