Eight Tornadoes Hit Mississippi on Monday
The National Weather Service counts at least eight tornadoes that hit Mississippi on Monday.
Survey teams conclude storm damage was caused by twisters in Claiborne, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Jefferson, Lamar, Lincoln, Pike, Simpson, and Walthall counties.
The strongest storm, rated EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, hit near Mount Olive with top winds estimated at 113 MPH. It damaged structures near U.S. 49 with a path 300 yards wide and 4.2 miles long.