(WXXV) — New information released from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has revealed extensive damage from severe weather on Sunday.
Multiple tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama between Sunday evening and early Monday morning.
The National Weather Service in Jackson says the EF-4 tornado reached winds of 170 mph, with a path of 54.2 miles long and a max width of 1 ¼ miles. The violent tornado began in southeastern Walthall County and tracked east/northeast through Marion, Lamar and Forrest Counties before dissipating in western Perry County.
At this time, nine counties have submitted damage reports to MEMA.
These are initial reports; numbers could change throughout today and the upcoming days.
- Amite – 7 homes damaged/affected
- Forrest – 8 homes damaged
- Hancock – 10 homes damaged/affected
- Jackson – 1 home destroyed, 1 farm building destroyed
- Lamar – 1 home and 3 mobile homes destroyed, 8 homes and 7 mobile homes with major damage, 2 businesses destroyed
- Marion – Estimated 20 homes damaged, 1 Fire Station on Hurricane Creek Road destroyed
- Perry – 3 homes damaged
- Smith – 1 home with major damage
- Walthall – 10 homes damaged/affected
The Hurricane Creek/Pine Burr/Purvis/Camp Shelby tornado has been rated an EF-4 with estimated maximum wind of 170 MPH, path length of 54.2 miles, and maximum path width of 1.25 miles. Additional details will follow later this evening. pic.twitter.com/eZwLysam5w
— NWS Jackson MS (@NWSJacksonMS) April 21, 2020
For those that sustained damage during the April 19 severe weather, you’re encouraged to report that damage to MEMA using the citizen self-reporting tool: https://www.msema.org/contact/crisistrackcsr/