NWS sending teams to assess storm damage in Mississippi

News

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The National Weather Service confirmed two more tornadoes touched down in Mississippi on Wednesday.

An EF2 tornado was on the ground for 18.5 miles. It started near Vaughan and moved into Holmes and then Attala County along Highway 14. The maximum wind speeds reached up to 112 miles per hour.

An EF1 tornado was on the ground for 3/4 to one mile east of Kosciusko. The maximum wind speed reached up to 95 miles per hour.


UPDATE: 2/6/2020 12:16 p.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – According to the National Weather Service, preliminary information showed that an EF1 tornado touched down in Yazoo County on Wednesday.

The maximum wind speeds reached up to 93 miles per hour.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The National Weather Service will send crews to several counties to assess the storm damage from Wednesday.

The teams will go to the following counties:

  • Attala
  • Holmes
  • Jasper
  • Simpson
  • Smith
  • Yazoo

If time allows, the NWS will send a second team to assess damage in Simpson and Smith Counties.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories