Mosses Wind Damage
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage across central Lowndes county today. The damage was the result of straight line winds. This damage occurred approximately between 645 and 7 AM CDT.
Damage was first observed along County Road 17 between Panthers Creek and Ash Creek church. Damage continued eastward along County Road 13 for approximately 4 miles. Extensive tree damage was observed along this entire area. No evidence of rotation was observed. Additionally...more concentrated damage was discovered to two mobile homes and one old pillar and beam constructed home near Cherry Street. Both of the mobile homes were completely destroyed with debris scattered up to one hundred yards downwind. Four injuries occurred in these homes...two middle aged females...a 2 year old girl...and a 5 year old boy. Injuries were mostly cuts and bruises...although the five year old sustained several broken bones. A witness...reported that the 5 year old was blown a considerable distance from the mobile home. The tin roof of the traditional home was completely removed. These residences were located atop a hill which likely enhanced the winds.
Tornado Watch number 215 was in effect from 500 AM CDT until 1200 PM CDT.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect from 636 AM CDT until
715 AM CDT.
A Tornado Warning was in effect from 657 AM CDT until 715 AM CDT.