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Leake County EF-1 Tornado


Event Summary
This tornado touched down just south of Highway 16 east of Carthage and tracked northeast for roughly 8 miles. The heaviest damage was near the starting point along Highway 16. Here numerous trees were uprooted and snapped along with a large outbuilding destroyed. Some power lines were down as well. The remainder of the damage was confined to damaged trees as it crossed Midway, Pearl Hill, and Coosa Roads.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 105 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 8.1 miles
Maximum Path Width: 0.25 miles
Approximate Start Point/Time:

3 E Carthage
12:14 am

Approximate End Point/Time:

3.5 NW Edinburg
12:24 am