NWS Confirms Two Tornadoes in the Mid-South

Posted on: 8:38 am, April 29, 2013, by , updated on: 08:47am, April 29, 2013

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(Memphis) The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornado touchdowns in the Mid-South.

The first tornado was rated an EF-1 and hit the Belmont community in Fayette County around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. The twister had winds of around 105 m.p.h. Several buildings were damaged and one person suffered minor injuries.

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The second tornado occurred at 9:55 p.m. on Saturday near Pope, MS in Panola County. Storm survey teams say that tornado was an EF-2 with winds of 112 m.p.h. No injuries were reported, but the roofs were blown off several buildings and an RV and a truck were overturned.

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