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11janAll DayOlive Branch (DeSoto County, MS)

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Start Time:  4:25 am CST

End Time:  5:01 am CST

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 120 mph

Path length: 8.25 miles

Width:  300 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: Unknown

County: DeSoto

State:  Mississippi

Start Lat/Lon: 34.8576 / -89.9206

End Lat/Lon: 34.9255 / -89.8018


This tornado developed just south of Interstate 269 northeast of Hernando. The tornado initially damaged trees and signs as it crossed I-269. The tornado strengthened as it crossed Craft Road. The tornado heavily damaged a stable and a large metal storage building. The tornado crossed into residential areas east of Craft Road. Numerous homes were damaged, with some sustaining significant damage. The tornado continued northeast, causing minor roof damage, and dissipated near the intersection of Bethel Road and I-22. Strong straight line winds caused additional damage just south of the tornado track.

EF2 damage.  Pics via the NWS Memphis.


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