Three Mississippi Tornadoes Confirmed in Saturday Outbreak

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The National Weather Service has confirmed three tornadoes touched down in Mississippi Saturday. The strongest storm was an EF-2 in DeSoto County with winds up to 120 mph. It spanned 8 miles and significantly damaged over 200 homes. An EF-1 tornado in Tate County with 100 mph winds damaged trees and roofs and an EF-0 storm in Scott County with winds reaching 65 mph was on the ground for about three miles. Straight-line winds of 80 mph bent flagpoles, downed trees and power lines, damaged homes and businesses and injured two people in Tunica County; more than 500 homes in 25 counties from Desoto to Hinds County were damaged Saturday and Governor Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency to support affected community recovery efforts. No deaths were reported in Mississippi, but fatalities occurred in Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas.

 


2 Comments on "Three Mississippi Tornadoes Confirmed in Saturday Outbreak"

  1. Anything yet on the storm that hit Bolivar County Saturday night?

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