NWS Jackson, MS Confirmed that Yazoo City, MS was struck with an EF2 tornado last night. Yazoo City was struck with an EF4 tornado back in April of this year only 7months ago. Public information statement from NWS Jackson, MS. 000 NOUS44 KJAN 010056 PNSJAN PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS 656 PM CST TUE NOV 30 2010 ...2 TORNADOES AND SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN YAZOO COUNTY BY NWS SURVEY TEAM... TORNADO #1 COUNTY: YAZOO BEGINNING POINT: YAZOO CITY AT 807 PM CST ENDING POINT: 2.1 MILES NORTHEAST OF YAZOO CITY AT 810 PM CST RATING: EF2 MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 115 MPH PATH LENGTH: 2.1 MILES MAXIMUM WIDTH: 150 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: THIS STORM TRACKED THROUGH DOWNTOWN YAZOO CITY. IT DAMAGED SEVERAL BUILDINGS...MOST OF WHICH WAS ROOF DAMAGE...BUT ONE BUILDING HAD SOME EXTERIOR WALLS DESTROYED ALSO. NUMEROUS WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT OF DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS AND A LARGE AREA OF SIDING WAS TORN FROM ANOTHER BUILDING. THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND DAMAGED THE ROOF AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE. DAMAGE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA WAS THE STRONGEST FOR THIS TORNADO AND RATED AS EF2. THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST FOR ABOUT A MILE WITH ONLY SCATTERED TREE DAMAGE OCCURRING. AS THE TORNADO CROSSED JERRY CLOWER BLVD...IT STRENGTHENED AND SNAPPED A POWER POLE AND DAMAGED THE ROOF OF A STORE. THE TORNADO WEAKENED AGAIN PRODUCING ITS FINAL DAMAGE TO TREES ON HONEYCUTT ROAD. TORNADO #2 COUNTY: YAZOO BEGINNING POINT: 15.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF YAZOO CITY AT 746 PM CST ENDING POINT: 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF YAZOO CITY AT 800 PM CST RATING: EF2 MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 125 MPH PATH LENGTH: 11.5 MILES MAXIMUM WIDTH: 200 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER POLES SNAPPED AND TREES UPROOTED. SEVERAL IRRIGATION PUMPS WERE FLIPPED OVER. SEVERAL HOMES RECEIVED EXTENSIVE ROOF AND WALL DAMAGE. A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE ROOF WAS TORN OFF A MEDAL FRAME BUILDING AND TWO SEMI-TRUCKS WERE FLIPPED OVER. STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE AN AREA OF SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED ABOUT ONE MILE SOUTH OF THE YAZOO CITY TORNADO TRACK. TWO TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN ONTO A HOUSE...TEN POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED AND BUILDINGS DAMAGED ON THE BROADWAY STREET HILL...AND ADDITIONAL TREES WERE DOWNED FURTHER EAST OF THE BROADWAY STREET HILL. THIS DAMAGE WAS DUE TO A REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT ASSOCIATED WITH THE YAZOO CITY TORNADO WITH WINDS ESTIMATED TO BE 100 TO 115 MPH. THIS DAMAGE OCCURRED AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME AS THE YAZOO CITY TORNADO. $$ SW/BK
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