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March 21, 2012 Claiborne-Warren County Tornado


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Event Summary

This tornado first touched down in northern Claiborne County downing trees along Floyd Road. It then crossed the Big Black River into southern Warren County. It impacted a hunting camp, destroying 2 mobile homes, snapping 4 power poles and snapping numerous trees.  It then moved across Gullett Road where it destroyed 3 large outbuildings, heavily damaged the roof of a brick home, and snapped numerous trees.  The tornado next crossed Campbell Swamp Road where it reached its maximum width and snapped hundreds of trees. The tornado then moved nearly parallel to Price Hill Road again snapping and uprooting many trees. One of the trees fell on a house causing significant damage. The tornado continued downing more trees, but then lifted as it crossed Jeff Davis Road.

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Estimated Maximum Wind:

120 mph



Damage Path Length:

10 miles

Maximum Path Width:

1/2 mile

Approximate Start Point/Time:

8.5 Miles NNE of Port Gibson
10:51 am 3/21/12

Approximate End Point/Time:

8 Miles S of Vicksburg
11:01 am 3/21/12