March 9, 2011 Terry MS Tornado


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Event Summary

The tornado first touched down along Lebanon-Pinegrove Road and then tracked north-northeast following a path along Terry Road. Numerous hardwood trees were uprooted and snapped in a convergent pattern and several sheds and a carport were damaged or destroyed. Some of the trees fell across a power line bringing the line and a power pole down. Several houses sustained minor damage and one well built brick house had significant damage to the roof. At the same location where the significant roof damage occurred...a steel gate was torn from its hinges and heavy metal fencing was blown down.


Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
Damage Path Length:
3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 miles NW of Terry 1:34 am CST 3/9/11

Approximate End Point/Time:
5 miles NNW of Terry 1:37 am CST 3/9/11


Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 1:33 am on March 9th as it moves through Hinds County northwest of  Terry. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Attala County tornado


Damage Photos
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