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Tornado damages homes in Lamar and Forrest County

Damage to a mobile home in Lamar County from Fridays tornado Damage to a mobile home in Lamar County from Fridays tornado

The National Weather Service Survey Team confirmed Saturday afternoon that a tornado was responsible for Fridays damage across Lamar and Forrest County.

The tornado was rated an EF-1, with max winds of 100 mph and a path width of 300 yards. The tornado tracked along Beach Road in south central Lamar County, and hopped along a jagged, northeast line that crossed US 11, before finally dissipating across the Forrest County line in Dixie. The damage path was 12 miles long, and the tornado is estimated to have been on the ground for 22 minutes.

Nine homes were reported damaged, along with extensive tree damage and downed power lines.

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