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Copiah and Hinds Counties Tornado

 

Event Summary

The tornado touched down just west of Galliton Road and tracked northeast across Highway 27, Mitchell Lane and Mitchell Road, into Hinds County where it crossed Haley Road. The tornado then crossed Midway Road at the intersection of Haley Road before crossing I-55 and dissipating just east of Cherry Grove Road. The most intense damage was around Mitchell Lane/Mitchell Road where one wood framed home was pushed off the foundation and destroyed. Another wood framed home was pushed off the foundation. 3 to 4 mobile homes were heavily damaged as they were pushed off the foundations. In Hinds County, a well built home had a large section of the roof removed and carport was blown apart. Major tree damage occurred along the path, especially within the 3 miles of heaviest damage.

EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
Fatalities/Injuries:
2 injuries
Damage Path Length:
7 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1/4 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

5 NW Crystal Springs
3:11pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

2 SSW Terry  3:24pm                   

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 3:19pm when it was located just southwest 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 -Hinds/Copiah County tornado

 


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