Pearlington, MS Tornado - April 2, 2009

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70-80 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 mile E of Pearlington, MS at 150 PM
Approximate End Point/Time:
2.5 miles E of Pearlington, MS at 152 pm


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage near Pearlington, MS. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds between 70 & 80 mph.

The tornado touched down at the intersection of Whites Road and Whipple Road. This location is approximately 1 mile east of Pearlington. The tornado tracked east for about one and a half miles. The most significant damage occurred as the tornado crossed Whites Road. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped off and uprooted along the tornado damage path. The tornado damage path was 1 & 1/2 of a mile long and was 50 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries or fatalities were reported.



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