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Statement as of 5:17 PM CST on January 22, 2018

Expires 6:30 AM EST on February 01, 2018


... NWS damage surveys for 1/22/18 tornado event...

.Covington-Jones tornado...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 7.51 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: 01/22/2018
start time: 09:16 am CST
start location: 7 SSW Taylorsville, Covington County, MS
start lat/lon: 31.7397/-89.4798

End date: 01/22/2018
end time: 09:30 am CST
end location: 5 se Taylorsville, Jones County, MS
end lat/lon: 31.7904/-89.3680

Survey summary: an EF-1 tornado touched down in northeast Covington
County along Highway 532 causing minor tree damage as it tracked
northeast towards Gilmore Road. As the tornado continued its
northeast track, it became its strongest as it approached Hwy 37
near j. Nelson drive and jewel Owens Lane. At this location the
tornado uprooted and snapped several large trees and damaged a few
structures, including homes. The tornado continued into northwest
Jones County where a double wide Mobile home was pushed off of its
foundation and 3 sheds and a barn was destroyed on Carter Dees Road.
An occupant of the Mobile home suffered a minor injury. The tornado
lifted just after this damage occurred.

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.


Sh/jm/DC

517 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

... NWS damage surveys for 1/22/18 tornado event...

.Covington-Jones tornado...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 7.51 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: 01/22/2018
start time: 09:16 am CST
start location: 7 SSW Taylorsville, Covington County, MS
start lat/lon: 31.7397/-89.4798

End date: 01/22/2018
end time: 09:30 am CST
end location: 5 se Taylorsville, Jones County, MS
end lat/lon: 31.7904/-89.3680

Survey summary: an EF-1 tornado touched down in northeast Covington
County along Highway 532 causing minor tree damage as it tracked
northeast towards Gilmore Road. As the tornado continued its
northeast track, it became its strongest as it approached Hwy 37
near j. Nelson drive and jewel Owens Lane. At this location the
tornado uprooted and snapped several large trees and damaged a few
structures, including homes. The tornado continued into northwest
Jones County where a double wide Mobile home was pushed off of its
foundation and 3 sheds and a barn was destroyed on Carter Dees Road.
An occupant of the Mobile home suffered a minor injury. The tornado
lifted just after this damage occurred.

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.


Sh/jm/DC


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