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Tippah County, MS EF-1 Tornado

 

Tornado Track Map:

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Survey Results:

 

...PRELIMINARY EF-1 TORNADO IN TIPPAH COUNTY MISSISSIPPI...

* COUNTY:  TIPPAH

* TIME OF EVENT:  TIPPAH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AT 445 PM ON APRIL 27 2011

* BEGIN POINT: 34.810939 -88.791569

* END POINT: 34.82758 -88.759988

* RATING: EF-1  

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH

* PATH LENGTH:  2.13 MILES

* PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS

* FATALITIES: 0

* INJURIES: 0

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: TORNADO APPEARED TO HAVE TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT A
  QUARTER OF A MILE WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 253 IN EAST CENTRAL TIPPAH
  COUNTY AND TRACKED NORTHEAST FOR A LITTLE OVER 2 MILES AND LIFTED
  BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 254 AND THE TIPPAH/ALCORN COUNTY LINE. ONLY
  ONE HOME AND TWO MOBILE HOMES RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE AS THE AREA
  IS HEAVILY FORESTED.
DAMAGED A PORTION OF A MOBILE HOME ROOF AND
  AWNING WAS RIPPED OFF. SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED
  OR UPROOTED.  A FEW TELEPHONE POLES WERE ALSO SNAPPED OFF. ESTIMATED
  WINDS WITH TORNADO ABOUT 85 TO 90 MPH.
 

 

Radar Images:

Brief tornado across central Tippah County. Brief tornado across central Tippah County.
Brief tornado across central Tippah County. Brief tornado across central Tippah County.