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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED TO INCLUDE INJURY COUNT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
409 PM CST Wed Nov 27 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/26-27/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...Four tornadoes were confirmed from Tuesday evening and
early Wednesday morning`s storms. In addition to these four
tornadoes, tornadic debris signatures were noted in two additional
storms, but survey teams were unable to access damage in these
areas and additional efforts will be made to find damage.

.BASKIN TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.06 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   700.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               2

Start Date:             11/26/2019
Start Time:             6:03 PM CST
Start Location:         2 SW Baskin / Franklin Parish / LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.2351 / -91.7783

End Date:               11/26/2019
End Time:               6:15 PM CST
End Location:           4 ENE Mangham / Franklin Parish / LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.3184 / -91.7095

Summary: This tornado began on Roger Miller Road as it snapped
the tops of several hardwood trees.  It continued to trek
northeast across Big Creek Road where multiple hardwood trees
were uprooted and several large limbs were snapped. A one-story
residence lost the majority of its shingles on the backside of
the residence, whilst it also snapped two wooden power poles. It
continued to uproot and snap hardwood trees on JL Taylor Road in
addition to peeling off some of metal roof from a metal outdoor
shed.  The tornado gained strength as it pushed northeast across
Ballard Road, pushing a mobile home off of its cinder blocks and
moving the Union Chapel Church four-feet from its original
position, all the while snapping and uprooting multiple hardwood
trees. The worst destruction along the aforementioned road
occurred with a larger mobile home where it rolled several feet
and was completely demolished.  It crossed US Highway
425 uprooting trees and when it moved northeast of US Highway
425 across Hemphill Road, it rolled and destroyed a small mobile
home where two injuries were reported. It lifted along LA Highway
825 just south of LA Highway 132/Bienville Trace Scenic Byway,
but not before uprooting and snapping multiple hardwood trees
along LA Highway 825.

.NORTHWEST MADISON PARISH TORNADO...

Rating:                 UNKNOWN
Estimated Peak Wind:    Unknown
Path Length /statute/:  1.0 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   Unknown
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/26/2019
Start Time:             6:46 PM CST
Start Location:         6 E Delhi / Madison Parish / LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4565 / -91.3847

End Date:               11/26/2019
End Time:               6:48 PM CST
End Location:           6 ENE Delhi / Madison Parish / LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.4706 / -91.381

Summary: This tornado initiated east of LA Highway 577 and moved
north northeast before lifting east of LA Highway 579. A visual
confirmation of the tornado was reported; however due to the
terrain being composed of flat farmland and the survey team being
unable to find snapped or uprooted trees, have elected to
designate this tornado as EF-U. Radar also detected lofted debris
with this tornado.

.STAR TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  12.0 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/26/2019
Start Time:             11:57 PM CST
Start Location:         6 S Florence / Rankin County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.0586 / -90.1282

End Date:               11/27/2019
End Time:               12:13 AM CST
End Location:           7 N Braxton / Rankin County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.1295 / -89.9431

Summary: This tornado started in a wooded area just east of Hwy
469 and just north of the Rankin/Simpson County line. It tracked
northeast crossing Henry Byrd Rd where several large tree limbs
were snapped. The tornado strengthened to EF1 as it crossed
Ainsworth Rd twice. Several hard- and softwood trees were
updrooted at this location. The tornado further strengthened to a
high end EF1 as it crossed Shady Hill Dr uprooting numerous
softwood trees and snapping even more large tree limbs. High end
EF1 damage continued along Rockwood Rd where more hard- and
softwood trees were uprooted. In addition, a home sustained
structural damage when a garage door failed allowing winds into
the garage blowing out two windows and knocking down a poorly
secured exterior brick facade. The tornado reached peak intensity
of EF2 with 120 mph winds as it moved into Star crossing Estrella
Heights, Mangum Dr and Hwy 49. Here, a large swath of both hard-
and softwood trees recieved considerable damage with many trees
snapped at the trunk and numerous uprooted. Several homes
sustained roof damage with the collapse of at least one exterior
wall on a second floor. Several outbuildings were completely
destroyed, including one that had anchor bolts removed from the
concrete foundation. After crossing Hwy 49, the tornado moved
through a heavily wooded area northeast of Star. It crossed Henry
Cannon Rd where low end EF2 damage continued with a swath of
softwood trees snapped and uprooted. The tornado quickly weakened
by the time it crossed Clara Foote Rd where low end EF1 tree
damage was noted. The tornado finally dissipated in a wooded area
northeast of Clara Foote Rd before reaching Wade Patrick Rd.

.NORTH PUCKETT/SOUTH POLKVILLE TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.26 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/27/2019
Start Time:             12:26 AM CST
Start Location:         4 NNW Puckett / Rankin County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.1338 / -89.8041

End Date:               11/27/2019
End Time:               12:36 AM CST
End Location:           2 SSE Polkville / Smith County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.1616 / -89.6847

Summary: This tornado started just east of Johns on the north
side of Johns-Mayton Rd where several large tree limbs were
snapped. The tornado tracked northeast and reached peak intensity
of EF1 with 95 mph winds as it crossed Hwy 43. Here, several hard-
and softwood trees were uprooted with numerous large limbs
snapped. The tornado continued northeast through a wooded area
before crossing Woodrow Martin Rd where a few large limbs were
also snapped. The tornado crossed into Smith County causing
minor tree damage, crossing SCR-142 and Hwy 13 before ending at
SCR-131 and SCR-135.


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 200mph
EF5...Violent...>200mph

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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