EF-1 Tornadoes touchdown in parts of Jones and Covington - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

EF-1 Tornadoes touchdown in parts of Jones and Covington Counties

PINE BELT, MS (WDAM) - Two small tornadoes hit parts of the Pine Belt Tuesday morning  and surveillance cameras at the Collins Scrap Metal Company off Kola road captured video of one of them. 

In the video you can see the EF-1 tornado rip through the scrap metal yard in Collins around 6:55 Tuesday morning. A barn was destroyed with pieces of the concrete foundation pulled out of the ground and a FEMA trailer was damaged along with windows blown out of vehicles.

In Jones County around 7:12am an EF-1 tornado caused major damage to the roof of a well built home and minor damage to several other well built homes.  Also, the roof was blown off an outbuilding...a trampoline was thrown a considerable distance and a play set was destroyed.

According to The National Weather Service tornadoes in both tornadoes had maximum winds of 95mph.

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