Funnel Clouds & Water Spouts
By Dwayne Bremer
Jun 10, 2014, 19:09
Water spouts spawned over the Bay of St. Louis Monday and one even touched down near St. Stanislaus. Nobody was injured and no structures were damaged.
Several water spouts formed over the Bay of St. Louis on Monday, providing an impressive show for many onlookers.
Hancock County Emergency Management Director Brian Adam said Tuesday that the water spouts were first reported about 2:30 p.m. Monday.
"We had several reports," Adam said. "Law enforcement officers verified at least three. No crafts were damaged."
Adam said water spouts are not uncommon this time of year, but seeing multiple spouts and funnel clouds at the same time is a little unusual.
"A water spout is much like a tornado, except over water," he said.
One of the water spouts actually made landfall near the Washington Street pier.
A Bay St. Louis police officer and others witnessed the landfall.
According to police, a thin water spout crossed the Washington Street pier and made landfall near St. Stanislaus, whipping up some sand on the beach.
The twister soon dissipated -- nobody was injured and no structures were affected.