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NWS: Friday's storms spawned 3 Pine Belt tornadoes

National Weather Service photo (Photo source: Facebook) National Weather Service photo (Photo source: Facebook)
PINE BELT (WDAM) -

Three tornadoes touched down in the Pine Belt during Friday’s severe weather event, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson.

NWS says the tornadoes touched down in Jefferson Davis and Covington counties between 11:01 p.m. and 11:37 p.m.

The first tornado, an EF-1, touched down along Old Hebron Gwinville Road near New Hebron and tracked east for nearly five miles, uprooting trees and snapping branches along the way.  

The second tornado, also an EF-1, touched down near the Jefferson Davis/Covington County line along Lucas Hollow Road. It covered nearly three miles before lifting up near Highway 35.

According to NWS damage reports, this tornado turned over a small tractor trailer and caused minor shingle damage to a home on Oakvale Road.

The third tornado, an EF-1, touched down near Mount Olive and damaged trees before lifting up near Rocky Valley Road. This tornado also caused shingle damage to a home.

To see the full event summary and damage reports from NWS, click here.

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