Wilkinson/Amite County Tornado
December 25, 2012
  

Rating:
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
0 fatalities
1 injury
Damage Path Length:
3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
250 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 mile S of Centreville, MS at 2:31 PM CST
Approximate End Point/Time:
2.7 miles E of Centreville, MS at 2:38 PM CST

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Wilinson and Amite Counties. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with maximum winds of 105 mph.

From the Local Storm Report:

TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF HWY 24 JUST EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 33 AND HWY 24 ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CENTREVILLE. INITIALLY NUMEROUS SOFT WOODS AND A FEW HARD WOODS WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AND A FEW POWER POLES LOST THEIR WOODEN CROSSMEMBERS. TORNADO QUICKLY MOVED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS HWY 24 UPROOTING ANOTHER 6-10 TREE...ONE WHICH CLIPPED A HOUSE BRINGING DOWN MUCH OF THE EAST FACING WALL. TORNADO WAS ABOUT 170-200 YARDS WIDE AT THIS POINT AND CONTINUED INTO THE TOWN OF CENTREVILLE. A TIRE SERVICE STATION LOST MOST OF ITS CANOPY(COLUMNS STILL STANDING) AND THE CENTREVILLE HEADSTART LOST ITS METAL AWNING. TORNADO CROSSED FORT STREET WITH MANY MORE TREES COMING DOWN...ONE ON TOP OF A CAR. ALSO ALONG FORT STREET A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME LOST MUCH OF ITS EXTERIOR WALLS. ON EAST HOWARD STREET A TREE FELL THROUGH A HOUSE CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. ON HOWARD STREET ANOTHER TREE FELL INTO A HOUSE PINNING A LADY AND LEADING TO THE ONE MINOR INJURY. TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST LEADING TO ANOTHER AREA OF SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE UPROOTING AND SNAPPING NUMEROUS HARD WOODS. ALSO A RESIDENCE HAD MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE LEADING TO THE CARPORT PARTIALLY COLLAPSING. TORNADO MOVED ALONG HWY 48 FOR ABOUT A MILE CAUSING LIGHT TREE DAMAGE BEFORE LIFTING. TIMES WERE BASED ON RADAR AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS.

 

 

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Damage
Exterior wall of home hit by tree

Damage
  Severe damage to mobile home

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Tree fell onto home causing major damage

Damage
Trees snapped from wind

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