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Bluffport EF-1 Tornado (Sumter County)
  March 17, 2021


Event Summary

Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Damage Path Length:
9.78 miles
Maximum Path Width:
475 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
4 N Lilita
at 12:57 pm CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 SE Epps
at 1:15 pm CDT


National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in East Central Sumter County and determined it was the result of an EF-1 tornado.

A tornado touched down on the south side of Highway 28 East just east of Livingston and ended near Port of Epes Highway on approach to the Tombigbee River. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. A mobile home was shifted from its blocks, with other structural damage along the path consisting of sections of missing roofing material and destroyed outbuildings. The tornado damage path was 9.78 miles long and was 475 yards at its widest point. The maximum winds were estimated at 105 mph.


Radar Image
Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) of the circulation during the time of the tornado.
Images are from KGWX at 1:08 pm CDT.


Damage Photo
  Home & Tree Damage

Damage Photo

  Outbuilding Destroyed

Damage Photo
  Numerous Uprooted & Snapped Trees

Damage Photo

  Roof Damage


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