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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
434 PM CDT Fri Mar 31 2017

...Public Information Statement...

...Tornado Confirmed in Wilkinson County in Mississippi...

Date...March 29 2017

Estimated Beginning Time...1123 pm CDT
Estimated Ending Time...1127 pm CDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph
Maximum Path Width...450 YDS
Path Length...2.1 mi
Beginning Lat/Lon...31.1774 -91.3105
Ending lat/Lon...31.1890 -91.2777
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

The tornado touched down approximately 6 miless north of
Woodville. The path started west of Ford Creeks Road and tracked
east northeast crossing US Highway 61 with the path ending east of
Hackett Ford Road. The most concentrated damage was just west of
U.S. Highway 61. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along
the path. Five homes were damaged, primarily by fallen trees. A
commercial building had its rollup doors blown in and wall heavily
damaged. A recreational vehicle was also blown over on its side.

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:
EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.

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