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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED TO INCLUDE INJURY COUNT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS  
409 PM CST WED NOV 27 2019  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/26-27/2019 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
FOUR TORNADOES WERE CONFIRMED FROM TUESDAY EVENING AND  
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING'S STORMS. IN ADDITION TO THESE FOUR  
TORNADOES, TORNADIC DEBRIS SIGNATURES WERE NOTED IN TWO ADDITIONAL  
STORMS, BUT SURVEY TEAMS WERE UNABLE TO ACCESS DAMAGE IN THESE  
AREAS AND ADDITIONAL EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO FIND DAMAGE.  
   
BASKIN TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 7.06 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 700.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 2  
 
START DATE: 11/26/2019  
START TIME: 6:03 PM CST  
START LOCATION: 2 SW BASKIN / FRANKLIN PARISH / LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.2351 / -91.7783  
 
END DATE: 11/26/2019  
END TIME: 6:15 PM CST  
END LOCATION: 4 ENE MANGHAM / FRANKLIN PARISH / LA  
END LAT/LON: 32.3184 / -91.7095  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO BEGAN ON ROGER MILLER ROAD AS IT SNAPPED  
THE TOPS OF SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES. IT CONTINUED TO TREK  
NORTHEAST ACROSS BIG CREEK ROAD WHERE MULTIPLE HARDWOOD TREES  
WERE UPROOTED AND SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS WERE SNAPPED. A ONE-STORY  
RESIDENCE LOST THE MAJORITY OF ITS SHINGLES ON THE BACKSIDE OF  
THE RESIDENCE, WHILST IT ALSO SNAPPED TWO WOODEN POWER POLES. IT  
CONTINUED TO UPROOT AND SNAP HARDWOOD TREES ON JL TAYLOR ROAD IN  
ADDITION TO PEELING OFF SOME OF METAL ROOF FROM A METAL OUTDOOR  
SHED. THE TORNADO GAINED STRENGTH AS IT PUSHED NORTHEAST ACROSS  
BALLARD ROAD, PUSHING A MOBILE HOME OFF OF ITS CINDER BLOCKS AND  
MOVING THE UNION CHAPEL CHURCH FOUR-FEET FROM ITS ORIGINAL  
POSITION, ALL THE WHILE SNAPPING AND UPROOTING MULTIPLE HARDWOOD  
TREES. THE WORST DESTRUCTION ALONG THE AFOREMENTIONED ROAD  
OCCURRED WITH A LARGER MOBILE HOME WHERE IT ROLLED SEVERAL FEET  
AND WAS COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED. IT CROSSED US HIGHWAY  
425 UPROOTING TREES AND WHEN IT MOVED NORTHEAST OF US HIGHWAY  
425 ACROSS HEMPHILL ROAD, IT ROLLED AND DESTROYED A SMALL MOBILE  
HOME WHERE TWO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. IT LIFTED ALONG LA HIGHWAY  
825 JUST SOUTH OF LA HIGHWAY 132/BIENVILLE TRACE SCENIC BYWAY,  
BUT NOT BEFORE UPROOTING AND SNAPPING MULTIPLE HARDWOOD TREES  
ALONG LA HIGHWAY 825.  
   
NORTHWEST MADISON PARISH TORNADO
 
 
RATING: UNKNOWN  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: UNKNOWN  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: UNKNOWN  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 11/26/2019  
START TIME: 6:46 PM CST  
START LOCATION: 6 E DELHI / MADISON PARISH / LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.4565 / -91.3847  
 
END DATE: 11/26/2019  
END TIME: 6:48 PM CST  
END LOCATION: 6 ENE DELHI / MADISON PARISH / LA  
END LAT/LON: 32.4706 / -91.381  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO INITIATED EAST OF LA HIGHWAY 577 AND MOVED  
NORTH NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING EAST OF LA HIGHWAY 579. A VISUAL  
CONFIRMATION OF THE TORNADO WAS REPORTED; HOWEVER DUE TO THE  
TERRAIN BEING COMPOSED OF FLAT FARMLAND AND THE SURVEY TEAM BEING  
UNABLE TO FIND SNAPPED OR UPROOTED TREES, HAVE ELECTED TO  
DESIGNATE THIS TORNADO AS EF-U. RADAR ALSO DETECTED LOFTED DEBRIS  
WITH THIS TORNADO.  
   
STAR TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 12.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 500.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 11/26/2019  
START TIME: 11:57 PM CST  
START LOCATION: 6 S FLORENCE / RANKIN COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 32.0586 / -90.1282  
 
END DATE: 11/27/2019  
END TIME: 12:13 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 7 N BRAXTON / RANKIN COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 32.1295 / -89.9431  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED IN A WOODED AREA JUST EAST OF HWY  
469 AND JUST NORTH OF THE RANKIN/SIMPSON COUNTY LINE. IT TRACKED  
NORTHEAST CROSSING HENRY BYRD RD WHERE SEVERAL LARGE TREE LIMBS  
WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO STRENGTHENED TO EF1 AS IT CROSSED  
AINSWORTH RD TWICE. SEVERAL HARD- AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE  
UPDROOTED AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO FURTHER STRENGTHENED TO A  
HIGH END EF1 AS IT CROSSED SHADY HILL DR UPROOTING NUMEROUS  
SOFTWOOD TREES AND SNAPPING EVEN MORE LARGE TREE LIMBS. HIGH END  
EF1 DAMAGE CONTINUED ALONG ROCKWOOD RD WHERE MORE HARD- AND  
SOFTWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED. IN ADDITION, A HOME SUSTAINED  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WHEN A GARAGE DOOR FAILED ALLOWING WINDS INTO  
THE GARAGE BLOWING OUT TWO WINDOWS AND KNOCKING DOWN A POORLY  
SECURED EXTERIOR BRICK FACADE. THE TORNADO REACHED PEAK INTENSITY  
OF EF2 WITH 120 MPH WINDS AS IT MOVED INTO STAR CROSSING ESTRELLA  
HEIGHTS, MANGUM DR AND HWY 49. HERE, A LARGE SWATH OF BOTH HARD-  
AND SOFTWOOD TREES RECIEVED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE WITH MANY TREES  
SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK AND NUMEROUS UPROOTED. SEVERAL HOMES  
SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE WITH THE COLLAPSE OF AT LEAST ONE EXTERIOR  
WALL ON A SECOND FLOOR. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE COMPLETELY  
DESTROYED, INCLUDING ONE THAT HAD ANCHOR BOLTS REMOVED FROM THE  
CONCRETE FOUNDATION. AFTER CROSSING HWY 49, THE TORNADO MOVED  
THROUGH A HEAVILY WOODED AREA NORTHEAST OF STAR. IT CROSSED HENRY  
CANNON RD WHERE LOW END EF2 DAMAGE CONTINUED WITH A SWATH OF  
SOFTWOOD TREES SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. THE TORNADO QUICKLY WEAKENED  
BY THE TIME IT CROSSED CLARA FOOTE RD WHERE LOW END EF1 TREE  
DAMAGE WAS NOTED. THE TORNADO FINALLY DISSIPATED IN A WOODED AREA  
NORTHEAST OF CLARA FOOTE RD BEFORE REACHING WADE PATRICK RD.  
   
NORTH PUCKETT/SOUTH POLKVILLE TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 7.26 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 11/27/2019  
START TIME: 12:26 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 4 NNW PUCKETT / RANKIN COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 32.1338 / -89.8041  
 
END DATE: 11/27/2019  
END TIME: 12:36 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 2 SSE POLKVILLE / SMITH COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 32.1616 / -89.6847  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED JUST EAST OF JOHNS ON THE NORTH  
SIDE OF JOHNS-MAYTON RD WHERE SEVERAL LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE  
SNAPPED. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST AND REACHED PEAK INTENSITY  
OF EF1 WITH 95 MPH WINDS AS IT CROSSED HWY 43. HERE, SEVERAL HARD-  
AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED WITH NUMEROUS LARGE LIMBS  
SNAPPED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST THROUGH A WOODED AREA  
BEFORE CROSSING WOODROW MARTIN RD WHERE A FEW LARGE LIMBS WERE  
ALSO SNAPPED. THE TORNADO CROSSED INTO SMITH COUNTY CAUSING  
MINOR TREE DAMAGE, CROSSING SCR-142 AND HWY 13 BEFORE ENDING AT  
SCR-131 AND SCR-135.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO  
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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