Intense Downburst in Adams County


Summary of Damages: Intense downburst winds associated with a large bowing line of severe thunderstorms impacted much of the city of Natchez around 9:45am on May 3, 2009. Hundreds of trees, both hardwood and softwood, were snapped and uprooted along with hundreds of limbs. Trees fell on at least 41 structures including homes and outbuildings, causing major or minor damage. Many powerlineswere snapped by the windsor trees/limbs falling on them. The damage was scattered over a large area and more indicative of straight line winds. The maximum estimated wind speed was 80 to 90 mph.

 


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