November 21-22, 1992 Tornado Outbreak
Late on the night of November 21, 1992 into the early morning hours of November 22, 1992, a tornado outbreak occurred across Central Mississippi. 12 tornadoes touched down, with two being recorded as F4 strength. The most infamous of these tornadoes was the one that tracked from northeast Copiah County, through Florence and Brandon in Rankin County and across Leake, Scott and Attala counties before lifting in Choctaw County. This has come to be known as the "Brandon tornado". It was on the ground for 128 miles, and was 1/2 mile wide. It was responsible for 12 deaths and 122 injuries, as well as widespread damage. The following picture is from Brandon's Wellington Place, which took a direct hit from the tornado(photo courtesy of The Clarion Ledger).
This year marks the 20th anniversary of this tornado outbreak. We would love to gather as much information about the "Brandon tornado" and the other tornadoes from this outbreak as we can. If you have any pictures or personal firsthand accounts, please send them to us! You can email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org, post them to our Facebook page at this link, or tweet them to us @NWSJacksonMS. Some of these accounts and pictures may be used on our webpage or other presentations about this event(with full credit). Thank you!