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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
455 PM CDT MON APR 7 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/7/14 COVINGTON COUNTY TORNADO EVENT...

.COLLINS / HOT COFFEE TORNADO...

RATING:EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 16 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 600 YDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 8

START DATE: 4/7/14
START TIME: 202 AM
START LOCATION: 6 WNW COLLINS
START LAT/LON: 31.6677, -89.6611

END DATE: 4/7/14
END TIME: 224 AM
END LOCATION: 4 NE HOT COFFEE
END LAT/LON: 31.7873, -89.3958

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST TO THE WEST OF SUNSET WILLIAMSBURG
RD. SEVERAL  TREES WERE SNAPPED AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED NE WHERE IT CROSSED SUNSET RD AND ROCK HILL RD. SNAPPED &
UPROOTED TREES WERE THE MAIN DAMAGED. AS THE TORNADO NEARED AND
CROSSED HIGHWAY 49, THE INTENSITY INCREASED TO A HIGH END EF1.
MULTIPLE POWER LINES WERE DOWNED ALONG WITH NUMEROUS TREES, TWO
HOMES HAD MINOR DAMAGE ALONG ROCK HILL RD. A HOME HAD A PORTION OF
THE ROOF REMOVED ALONG HIGHWAY 49. AS THE TORNADO CROSSED BYRD TOWN
RD, MORE HIGH END TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH SOME MINOR DAMAGE TO A
HOME AND A COUPLE MOBILE HOMES. SEVERAL SHEDS AND CARPORTS WERE
DESTROYED HERE AS WELL.  THE TORNADO INCREASED IN INTENSITY TO A LOW
END EF2 AS IT CROSSED GEORGE SPEED RD. HERE SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE
WAS NOTED WITH HUNDREDS OF SNAPPED OR UPROOTED PINES AND HARDWOODS.
A FEW HOMES HAD MINOR DAMAGE AS THEY WERE ON THE EDGES OF THE
TORNADIC CIRCULATION. THE TORNADO WEAKENED SOME AS IT MOVED JUST
NORTH OF JONES CHAPEL RD AND ACROSS HIGHWAY 532. THE TORNADO
INCREASED AND REACHED PEAK INTENSITY, EF2 (125 MPH), AS IT CROSSED
VESTER PICKERING RD. THREE MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED WITH ONE WELL
BUILT BRICK HOME HAVING THE ROOF ENTIRELY REMOVED. HEAVY TREE
DAMAGED WAS NOTED HERE WITH POWER POLES AND POWER LINES DOWN. JUST
TO THE N OF HOT COFFEE, A LARGE CHURCH WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED WITH PART
OF THE ROOF REMOVED AND SOME OUTER BRICK FALLEN OFF THE OUTER WALL.
FIVE OTHER BRICK BUILDINGS HAD MINOR/MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE ALONG WITH
THE WINDOWS BLOWN OUT. DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED
HERE AND ALONG HIGHWAY 35. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE NE TOWARD
THE LEAF RIVER WHERE MORE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND DOWNED. THE TORNADO
DISSIPATED JUST INSIDE JONES COUNTY WHERE SOME TREES WERE DAMAGED.


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