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05febAll DayMartinville (Simpson County, MS)

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Start Time:  2:57 pm CST

End Time:  3:07 pm CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100

Path length: 6.23 miles

Width: 150 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Simpson

State:  Mississippi

Start Lat/Lon: 31.9546 / -89.752

End Lat/Lon: 32.0055 / -89.6654


This tornado touched down in a pasture just west of highway 541 where a few trees were uprooted.  Very minor tree damage was noted initially as it crossed roads and just past highway 540.  Damage increased as it crossed Cole Rd where a few more trees were uprooted.  As the tornado approached and crossed Bill Collins Road, it increased and reached peak intensity of EF1 with 100 mph. Here.  Multiple hardwood trees were uprooted. Two homes sustained moderate roof damage along with one shed having nearly all of the tin torn off the roof.  In this area, a home had a large window blown out and a car port destroyed. In the car port a car was rolled along with an RV.  Each vehicle was destroyed.  Additional trees were uprooted and snapped just to the north of highway 540. Along Vera Dr. a mobile home was pushed off the blocks, had the front porch blown away, and had multiple trees damaged. The tornado lifted just east of there before the Smith county line.


Sources:

Public Information Statement

NWS Jackson Summary


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