Summary of Damage in Warren County
The NWS in Jackson conducted a survey across western Hinds and Warren Counties. The team found extensive straight line wind damage across a large portion of western and west-central Hinds County, as well as much of central Warren County. Four short tornado paths were also found on the north side of the wind damage swaths.
Eagle Lake Tornado:
Summary: An area of straight line wind damage occurred just before the tornado, about 5 WNW of Eagle Bend, where Hwy 465 and the levee meet. Here a mobile home was rolled over and a few trees snapped. Winds were estimated at 85 mph. Shortly after this, tornadic damage began along Hwy 465. The tornado was rather wide, 300 yds, and tracked east-southeast for 4 miles through the heart of the Eagle Lake Community. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted with 30-40 homes, mostly mobile homes, damaged by downed trees. Several power lines were also taken down by trees. Several structures, about 10-15 homes, sustained shingle/roof damage or had carports/awnings torn off. Most of the trees were blown to the southeast and roof damage was on the west-northwest side of homes. However, several locations along the path had trees blown down to the north-northwest with some shingle damage on the east facing side.
Summary: This brief tornado touched down along Warriors Trail Road between Vicksburg and Bovina, just south of I-20 and Hwy 80, and tracked east for 2 miles. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Several power lines were taken down by trees. A couple structures were damaged by downed trees.
Other Damage from Straight Line Winds:
Significant straight line wind damage occurred across a large portion of central Warren County. Several areas in Downtown Vicksburg had trees and power lines blown down with a handful of structures sustaining minor to moderate roof damage. Major roof damage occurred to the Enterprise Rent-a-Car building where a large portion was torn off. Areas along and south of I-20 were especially hard hit. Areas across Hwy 61 to Halls Ferry to Porters Chapel to Lee Roads had hundreds of trees uprooted or snapped. Numerous power lines were taken down with nearly 30 homes damaged by fallen trees. The wind damage was extensive across central Warren County with several trained spotters estimating wind gusts between 80 and 100 mph.