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23aprAll DaySandersville (Jones County, MS)

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Start Time: 4:12 am CDT 

End Time: 4:26 am CDT

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 112 mph

Path length: 16.94 miles

Width:  2640 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Jones

State:  Mississippi

Start Lat/Lon: 31.7604 / -89.2255

End Lat/Lon: 31.8141 / -88.9447

Note:  Path width listed as 1.5 miles, converted to yards


The storm moved across northern Jones County, where it briefly intensified to an EF-2 tornado. At its widest, the storm stretched nearly 1.5 miles. The tornado developed northeast of Soso, just east of the Amy community. The tornado tracked over areas recently devastated by tornadoes on Easter, so it was difficult to identify new damage in some areas. Scattered to numerous trees were snapped and uprooted as the tornado moved east across northern Jones County toward Sandersville. The storm intensified briefly to a low EF-2 along Lake Como Road, where the southern half of a chicken house was completely destroyed. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted in the area. There was some structural damage caused by trees falling on houses. The most widespread damage extended from Shady Grove to Sharon, where swaths of trees were mowed down, snapped and uprooted. Downed powerlines blocked several roads. Several homes were damaged or destroyed by falling trees. The storm moved through Sandersville, where more trees were snapped and uprooted. The storm continued to move through heavily wooded areas north and east of Sandersville causing damage along the Jasper County line and near the Wayne County line. This is a preliminary survey and additional information may be added or changed.


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