Two Weekend Tornadoes Confirmed in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in northern Mississippi over the weekend. There were no deaths or serious injuries in either storm. The first tornado was reported shortly after 2:30 PM. Saturday near Walnut in Tippah County; it had winds of about 70 mph and was on the ground about 4 minutes. Minor damage was reported to buildings, storage sheds, trees, and power lines. The second tornado hit around 5:15 PM Saturday near Goat Island in Tishomingo County. That storm was on the ground about 3 minutes with winds up to 90 mph. Several homes and recreational vehicles were damaged by falling trees.

 


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