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NWS releases final tornado totals for Pine Belt

Lamar County residents pic up the pieces after damaging storms. Photo credit: WDAM Lamar County residents pic up the pieces after damaging storms. Photo credit: WDAM
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The National Weather Service released the tornado total for the Pine Belt after severe weather swept through the area Tuesday. There was a total of 11 tornadoes that touched down in the area and one person died in Lamar County from the impact of the storm.

Greene County tornado 1: EF-1

The first tornado in Greene County developed at 5:25 p.m. near Highway 63 southeast of Old Avera. It was on the ground a mile and half and was 75 yards wide. This tornado was rated an EF-1 with winds estimated at 95 mph. It damaged a small home and a barn and the barn was thrown into a tree.  A trailer was overturned, too. Multiple trees were also blown over or snapped.

Greene County tornado 2: EF-1

A second tornado in Greene County developed  at 5:32 p.m. near Shady Hallow Road. This one was rated EF-1 with winds estimated at 90 mph. It was 75 yards wide and on the ground for one-third of a mile. Multiple trees were either uprooted or snapped. The area is consistent with the Tornado-Debris signature noted on radar at the time.

Greene County tornado 3: EF-1 

The third tornado in Greene County formed at 5:45 p.m. near the Greene/Wayne County line. It was rated as a strong EF-1 with winds to 105 mph. Numerous large trees were either napped as the base or uprooted. Significant damage was found to a log cabin built in 1909. The tornado was on the ground for a mile and a half and was 150 yards wide.

Marion County tornado: EF-1

This tornado developed five miles east-southeast of Sandy Hook at 3:54 p.m. It was on the ground for about two and a half miles and was 200 yards wide. It was rated an EF-1 with winds to 105 mph. This tornado started in Pearl River County and snapped multiple trees and damaged a hunting lodge.

Lamar County tornado 1: EF-1

This EF-1 tornado uprooted and snapped trees near Clear Creek Road. It formed around 4:07 p.m., just four miles west-southwest of Baxterville. This was an EF-0 with winds to 80 mph.

Lamar County tornado 2: EF-2 

This tornado developed at 4:15 p.m. five miles east-northeast of Baxterville. It was on the ground for five and a half miles and was 100 yards wide. It was rated an EF-2 with winds estimated at 115 mph. The tornado began near Sones Road and moved northeast snapping trees and it destroyed a double-wide mobile home. Debris from the home was through about 125 yards and a car was also rolled 75 yards. Two power poles were snapped at this location also.  At Doc Johnson Road, the tornado damaged an outbuilding and took the roof off a chicken house.

Lamar County tornado 3: EF-1

This tornado formed seven miles west-southwest of Hattiesburg at 4:29 p.m. It was on the ground for one and a half miles and was 75 yards wide. The National Weather service rated this an EF-1 tornado with winds estimated at 90 mph. This tornado snapped trees and caused minor road damage along Jake Johnson road, Old US 11 and East Anderson Road.

Forrest County tornado : EF-0

This EF-0 developed at 4:32 p.m. eight miles east-southeast of Lumberton and was on the ground for about four miles. It was 75 yards wide. It has winds estimated at 75 mph. This tornado damaged a power pole and some trees near Highway 13.

Simpson County tornado: EF-0

This EF-0 tornado formed at 4:46 p.m., just four miles west-southwest of Shivers and was on the ground for about a half mile. It was 40 yards wide. It snapped trees.

Pearl River County tornado 1: EF-1

An EF-1 tornado touched down around 3:50 p.m. in Pearl River County with estimated winds of 90 mph. It was on the ground for about 2.5 miles and was 75 yards wide. This tornado damaged a mobile home and shifted it off its foundation. Trees and large branches also snapped. The tornado continued into Lamar County.

Pearl River County tornado 2: EF-1

Another E-1 tornado developed in the afternoon and was on the ground for about 7.7 miles. It damaged trees and structures. 

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