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Webster/Choctaw/Clay/Chickasaw/Monroe Counties Tornado

Event Summary

Many thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted along the path of this tornado. Numerous roofs of homes were severely damaged. Numerous mobile homes were severely damaged and several mobile homes were completely destroyed. A person was fatally injured when a tree fell on a mobile home just west of  Mathiston in southeastern Webster County. Numerous barns and sheds received heavy damage or were destroyed. Numerous power poles and powerlines were down. Extensive damage occurred to a school in Cumberland and this was the basis for the EF-3 rating. It appears this tornado tracked into Chickasaw and Monroe counties, which are served by the National Weather Service in Memphis.

Estimated Maximum Wind:
140 mph
25 injuries
Damage Path Length:
58.7 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

9 SW Eupora

Approximate End Point/Time:

6 W Amory