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11janAll DayRome/Parchman (Sunflower County, MS)

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Start Time:  4:18 am CST

End Time:  4:25 am CST

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 115 mph

Path length: 5.53 miles

Width:  2000 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Sunflower

State:  Mississippi

Start Lat/Lon: 33.9183 / -90.5201

End Lat/Lon: 33.9796 / -90.4579


An EF2 tornado touched down in northern Sunflower County on the grounds of Mississippi State Penitentiary. It caused minor damage on the penitentiary grounds before tracking NE towards Rome, MS. The tornado damaged or destroyed several homes and businesses in Rome including the Rome Post Office. It also snapped several wood power poles along US 49W. The tornado is expected to have lifted as it approached the Sunflower/Tallahatchie/Coahoma border.

1st Pic is EF1 damage to manufactured home.  2nd pic is EF2 damage to electric poles.  Via NWS Jackson. 


Sources:

Public Information Statement

NWS Jackson Summary


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