SPC Stats

Path length: 1 mile

Width:  400 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  2

Rating:  F2

County:  Lincoln

A quick-hitting F2 is the subject of this summary.  It hit the Loyd Star Community in Lincoln County, MS.  There were 2 injuries.  Mr. and Mrs. Wadell Britt were injured when the tornado hit their house trailer.  The Loyd Star school was damaged.  The roof of the gym, shop and other parts of the school were ripped off by the tornado winds.

Tornado Path

SPC coordinates (only one point such path is short):  31.58 / -90.60      

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Newspaper Clippings


The Storm Prediction Center

NCDC Storm Events Database

October 1980 Storm Data Publication


Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 128.

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