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NOUS44 KJAN 040335 CCA
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
845 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/02/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.SOUTHERN NEWTON COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             02/02/16
START TIME:             248 PM
START LOCATION:         5 MILES S NEWTON
START LAT/LON:          32.2441 / -89.1570

END DATE:               02/02/16
END TIME:               252 PM
END LOCATION:           2 MILES WSW OF HICKORY
END LAT/LON:            32.3041 / -89.0577

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF HWY 15 AND TRACKED
NORTHEAST ACROSS HWY 15 AND HWY 504 DAMAGING TWO HOMES AND A MOBILE HOME.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS SHELBY AND GARVIN ROADS DAMAGING
THE ROOF OF A HOME AND DESTROYING TWO CHICKEN HOUSES. THE MOST INTENSE
DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH WAS TO THE CHICKEN HOUSES. NUMEROUS TREES AND
POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED THROUGHOUT ITS PATH BEFORE IT DISSIPATED
NEAR BRAND ROAD.

.LAUDERDALE/KEMPER COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  21.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   0.5 MILES
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             02/02/16
START TIME:             319 PM
START LOCATION:         3.0 MILES SW OF COLLINSVILLE
START LAT/LON:          32.4685 / -88.8749

END DATE:               02/02/16
END TIME:               349 PM
END LOCATION:           4.0 MILES S OF DE KALB
END LAT/LON:            32.7072 / -88.6457

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN SOUTHWEST OF COLLINSVILLE NEAR
HONEYSUCKLE DRIVE. IT CAUSED DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS HOMES IN THIS
SUBDIVISION, MAINLY TO ROOFS. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST
THROUGH OTHER SUBDIVSIONS ALONG MAGNOLIA ROAD, AGAIN CAUSING ROOF
DAMAGE THAT RANGED FROM MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE TO ROOFS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED. THE TORNADO ALSO CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A MOBILE HOME
ALONG MAGNOLIA DRIVE. AS THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 494, IT CAUSED
ADDITIONAL ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME AS WELL AS LIFTING A MOBILE HOME.
AS THE TORNADO CROSSED A SUBDIVISION ALONG COLLINSVILLE CIRCLE IT
CAUSED ADDITIONAL ROOF DAMAGE, SOME EXTENSIVE. AS THE TORNADO NEARED
HIGHWAY 19, IT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE SEVERAL BUILDINGS OF
COLLINSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH. IT WAS HERE AT THE CHURCH, AS WELL AS
SEVERAL OF THE HOMES AND THE MOBILE HOME IN THE SUBDIVISIONS
SOUTHWEST OF COLLINSVILLE THAT SAW THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE AND WHERE
THE TORNADO WAS STRONGEST. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND
SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES. MINOR FENCE AND ROOF DAMAGE
OCCURRED AT WEST LAUDERDALE HIGH SCHOOL. THE TORNADO CONTINUED
NORTHEAST, CROSSING INTO KEMPER COUNTY, AND MAINLY SNAPPING OR
UPROOTING SOFTWOOD AND HARDWOOD TREES BEFORE IT DISSIPATED PAST
KIPLING ROAD.

.KEMPER/NOXUBEE...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  18.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             02/02/16
START TIME:             353 PM
START LOCATION:         4 MILES N OF OAK GROVE
START LAT/LON:          32.7303 / -88.5776

END DATE:               02/02/16
END TIME:               423 PM
END LOCATION:           3 MILES SSW OF COOKSVILLE
END LAT/LON:            32.9446 / -88.3861

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AND CROSSED GRAHAM ROAD AND
DOWNED SEVERAL TREES. THE TORNADO TRACKED THROUGH A WOODED AREA AND
CROSSED HIGHWAY 16 ON THE WEST SIDE OF SCOOBA. HERE MORE TREES WERE
SNAPPED/UPROOTED ALONG WITH A FEW POWER POLES THAT WERE PUSHED OVER.
THE TORNADO IMPACTED THE WEST SIDE OF SCOOBA AND THE WESTERN PART OF
EAST MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE. HERE THE BASEBALL FIELD FENCE WAS TORN
DOWN ALONG WITH SOME OF THE FIELD BUILDINGS DAMAGED. TWO
MOBILE BUILDINGS WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DAMAGED
ALONG WITH A COUPLE HOMES WITH MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO
CROSSED HIGHWAY 45 WHERE MORE TREES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO REACHED
ITS PEAK INTENSITY AS IT APPROACHED AND CROSSED OLD 45 ROAD. DOZENS
OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED WITH ONE WELL BUILT BARN WAS
TOTALLY DESTROYED. THERE WAS ALSO A GROVE OF PINE TREES THAT
SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WHERE ROUGHLY 85% WERE SNAPPED LEAVING
VERY LITTLE STANDING. HERE WAS WHERE EVIDENCE OF MULTIPLE VORTICES
WERE NOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NE AND CROSSED MILLINGTON ROAD,
HEAVILY DAMAGING TREES. AT THE END OF MOSLEY ROAD, A HOME SUSTAINED
SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. HERE, AN EXTERIOR WOOD BUILT CAR PORT WAS
TOTALLY DESTROYED ALONG WITH A SIZEABLE METAL SHED. THE TORNADO
DAMAGED A FEW OTHER METAL SHEDS HERE ALONG WITH DAMAGING MORE TREES
AS IT MOVED INTO A WOODED AREA. THE TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING THROUGH
THE WOODED AREA IN FAR NORTHERN KEMPER COUNTY AND THEN TRACKED INTO
SE NOXUBEE. TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED AT THE END OF WHITE HORSE ROAD.
THE TORNADO DISSIPATED IN THE WOODED AREA IN THE NOXUBEE RIVER
BOTTOM.

.NOXUBEE COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             02/02/16
START TIME:             527 PM
START LOCATION:         SHUQUALAK
START LAT/LON:          32.9828 / -88.5732

END DATE:               02/02/16
END TIME:               536 PM
END LOCATION:           5.0 MILES SE OF MACON
END LAT/LON:            33.0594 / -88.5070

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED IN TOWN AND WAS ON THE WEAK
SIDE AS A FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SOME LIMBS BROKEN. MORE TREES
WERE SNAPPED AS IT CROSSED THE RAIL ROAD TRACK AND IT PEAKED IN
INTENSITY AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 145. HERE, NUMEROUS TREES WERE
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. A BRICK GAS STATION HAD A LARGE PORTION OF THE
ROOF LIFTED OFF. THE OLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDING WAS DAMAGED AS
ROUGHLY A 60 FT SECTION OF ROOF WAS TAKEN OFF. MANY WINDOWS WERE
BLOWN OUT AS WELL. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NE AND CROSS HIGHWAY 45,
SNAPPING MORE TREES. MORE TREES WERE DOWN AT THE END OF CARD
CEMETERY ROAD. SOME MINOR TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED AT ELON ROAD WHERE
THE TORNADO DISSIPATED.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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DB/SW/JC/CE/GG/JH/AC



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