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Strong EF-2 Tornado Confirmed in Southern Mississippi

19 Jan 2017, 6:02 pm

The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi confirms a tornado hit Simpson and Smith counties in southern Mississippi Thursday, leaving behind damage, but no reported injuries.

The storm assessment team rated the tornado a strong EF-2 with maximum winds of 120-mph. The tornado started in Simpson County, east of Magee, between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Thursday before tracking into Smith County. The twister was on the ground for 19.2 miles and was estimated to be a quarter of a mile wide.

The tornado caused a lot of tree damage, and a few homes were significantly damaged.

The severe weather threat will continue into the weekend, including the potential for even more tornadoes. Continue to follow WeatherNation for the latest severe weather updates.

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