A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Lamar County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 95 mph.
The tornado touched down approximately 1 mile west southwest of Millport in southern Lamar County. A few trees were uprooted at this location. The tornado traveled northeastward and crossed Highway 17 one half mile west of Millport. On both sides of the highway, 50 to 70 trees were either snapped off or were uprooted and a few homes sustained shingle damage. Tree limbs were actually embedded into the roof of one home. In the same general area, a tractor trailer was overturned and a metal roof was blown off a garage building. In addition, Metal roof stripping was blown off a barn roof and was transported 100 yards downstream into the top of a 60 foot tree. The tornado lifted on the north side of Millport near James Street where a few more trees were snapped off and a barn was damaged. The tornado damage path was 1.4 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point.