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Leake County EF-1 Tornado


Event Summary
This tornado touched down along Pleasant Hill Road and tracked northeast to just east of Carthage. Several trees were uprooted along with a power line down at the start. Numerous trees were downed between the start and where it crossed Highway 35 and 488 along with several power lines. Just west of Highway 35, at the end of Watkins Way, 5 chicken houses were heavily damaged. The tornado crossed the Pearl River and then crossed Highway 16 on the east side of Carthage at Goshen Rd, here several trees were downed and a chicken house on the north side of Highway 16 was damaged with parts of the roof taken off.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 107 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 7.4 miles
Maximum Path Width: 400 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4 S Carthage
12:05 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3 ENE Carthage
12:14 am