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The chance of earthquake damage in Itawamba County is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Itawamba County is lower than Mississippi average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #29

Itawamba County
0.03
Mississippi
0.05
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Itawamba County
0.0000
Mississippi
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #40

Itawamba County
258.31
Mississippi
280.40
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 12,361 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Itawamba County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:29Dense Fog:0Drought:93
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,178Hail:3,907Heat:55Heavy Snow:41
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:13Landslide:1Strong Wind:68
Thunderstorm Winds:6,396Tropical Storm:17Wildfire:0Winter Storm:40Winter Weather:40
Other:476 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Itawamba County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Itawamba County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Itawamba County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 130 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Itawamba County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.41984-04-21334°12'N / 88°31'W34°23'N / 88°15'W18.00 Miles10 Yards0325.0M0Lafayette
7.41975-03-29234°17'N / 88°14'W1.50 Miles73 Yards0025K0Itawamba
7.51954-04-28234°22'N / 88°20'W34°24'N / 88°18'W3.30 Miles10 Yards0225K0Itawamba
9.31976-05-13234°17'N / 88°33'W34°18'N / 88°30'W3.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Itawamba
10.82003-05-06234°20'N / 88°33'W34°20'N / 88°32'W0.70 Mile100 Yards02350K0Itawamba
 Brief Description: The tornado move into extreme western Itawamba County from Lee County hitting the Shiloh community. Six mobile homes were destroyed and one other mobile home and a house were damaged. Two vehicles were rolled onto their roofs. A carport was demolished along with a couple of barns and outbuildings. Numerous trees were knocked down.
10.92003-05-06234°19'N / 88°33'W34°19'N / 88°33'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0050K0Lee
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in the extreme eastern part of Lee County and tracked east into Itawamba county. In Lee County, one mobile home was destroyed and numerous trees were blown down.
13.42008-05-08234°25'N / 88°31'W34°27'N / 88°30'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00150K0KItawamba
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred in the Palestine community in extreme Northwest Itawamba County. Numerous large trees were uprooted or snapped. Several homes had partial roof damage. One home was severely damaged when a large part of its roof was torn off. The tornado lifted near the Natchez Trace Parkway about one mile southwest of Kirksville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A weak warm front was located across North Mississippi during the morning of May 8th, 2008. Isolated thunderstorms began developing along the front. One thunderstorm quickly became severe and produced a significant tornado. Damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and a weak tornado occurred from other thunderstorms.
16.81967-06-29234°27'N / 88°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
17.11988-11-19334°07'N / 88°39'W34°16'N / 88°38'W12.50 Miles120 Yards2112.5M0Lee
17.51957-04-07234°27'N / 88°08'W0025K0Franklin
17.81976-05-13234°07'N / 88°46'W34°17'N / 88°33'W16.90 Miles100 Yards0125K0Lee
18.61984-04-21334°23'N / 88°15'W34°33'N / 88°57'W18.00 Miles10 Yards1225.0M0Union
18.71975-03-12234°04'N / 88°32'W34°01'N / 88°30'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Monroe
19.31985-06-17234°32'N / 88°13'W2.00 Miles70 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
20.21955-03-21234°16'N / 88°43'W0.30 Mile33 Yards00250K0Lee
20.62008-05-08334°15'N / 88°47'W34°19'N / 88°40'W8.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0KLee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial tornado touchdown occurred 1.5 miles west of the Tupelo Regional Airport. The tornado traveled northeast across Northern Lee County moving just north of the Tupelo Regional Airport. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it hit the Furniture Market Mississippi building on Coley Road and Chesterville Road. The tornado continued to produce significant damage on North Gloster Road near the Barnes Crossing Mall. The tornado continued moving northeast and crossed U.S. Highway 45 where it struck a farm supply store. Several cars were damaged by flying debris, tractor trailers were overturned and part of the supply store roof was torn off. Next to the farm supply store, a marine and outdoor store was also hit where several boats were damaged and the roof was partially torn off. Also, a large hardware store, a medical complex and a Mississippi Department of Transportation district office were among other buildings damaged. The tornado moved northeast uprooting and snapping large trees as well as producing minor roof damage to several homes before lifting about 3 miles south southeast of Saltillo. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A weak warm front was located across North Mississippi during the morning of May 8th, 2008. Isolated thunderstorms began developing along the front. One thunderstorm quickly became severe and produced a significant tornado. Damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and a weak tornado occurred from other thunderstorms.
20.81975-03-23334°25'N / 88°43'W34°30'N / 88°36'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lee
20.91963-04-29434°07'N / 88°43'W34°09'N / 88°39'W4.70 Miles1000 Yards320250K0Lee
21.41959-01-21234°31'N / 88°12'W34°34'N / 88°07'W5.70 Miles20 Yards0125K0Tishomingo
21.51988-11-04334°32'N / 88°31'W34°39'N / 88°15'W12.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Prentiss
22.11956-04-03234°19'N / 88°49'W34°23'N / 88°40'W9.70 Miles33 Yards040K0Lee
22.61975-03-23334°30'N / 88°36'W34°37'N / 88°33'W8.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Prentiss
22.91963-04-29234°00'N / 88°08'W34°10'N / 87°57'W15.50 Miles33 Yards017250K0Marion
23.02001-02-24334°31'N / 88°36'W34°35'N / 88°36'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0302.0M0Prentiss
 Brief Description: The tornado continued from Lee county into Prentiss county finally lifting up near the town of Wheeler. The most significant damage occurred in Baldwyn along the Lee/Prentiss county line. Nearly 100 homes were damaged or destroyed. The Baldwyn High School lost the roof to its gymnasium and had another building damaged. Six homes were damaged in Wheeler.
23.82001-02-24334°27'N / 88°47'W34°30'N / 88°38'W10.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0Lee
 Brief Description: The continued into Lee county from Union county and tracked northeast producing damage in Baldwyn. The tornado then moved out of Lee county into Prentiss county. In Guntown, eight homes and 1 business were heavily damaged while 13 other structures were damaged. In Saltillo, a mobile homes overturned. The tornado did significant damage in Baldwyn, which is located on the Lee/Prentiss county line. Nearly 100 homes were damaged or destroyed including the Baldwyn High School which lost the roof to its gymnasium.
24.71975-03-12234°00'N / 88°45'W34°01'N / 88°32'W12.50 Miles60 Yards00250K0Chickasaw
24.81957-04-08234°06'N / 88°49'W34°12'N / 88°43'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lee
24.81989-02-20233°57'N / 88°08'W34°03'N / 88°03'W9.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Lamar
25.01984-04-21333°56'N / 88°55'W34°12'N / 88°31'W25.00 Miles10 Yards76525.0M0Yalobusha
25.41980-06-19233°57'N / 88°37'W33°53'N / 88°14'W22.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Monroe
25.41966-11-10234°38'N / 88°14'W00250K0Tishomingo
25.61972-09-29334°39'N / 88°20'W34°38'N / 88°11'W8.70 Miles880 Yards03250K0Tishomingo
25.61965-03-17334°31'N / 88°44'W34°37'N / 88°34'W11.70 Miles400 Yards07250K0Prentiss
25.81988-11-04334°34'N / 88°05'W34°35'N / 88°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Franklin
26.41972-09-29334°39'N / 88°38'W34°39'N / 88°20'W17.10 Miles880 Yards000K0Prentiss
26.61963-03-11234°36'N / 88°06'W0025K0Franklin
26.71986-11-08234°37'N / 88°12'W34°40'N / 88°11'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
27.32001-02-24334°21'N / 88°48'W34°28'N / 88°50'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00100K0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado continued to move northeast across extreme southeast Union county from Pontotoc county. The tornado moved into northern Lee county near Corrona. While the tornado was in Union county, a couple of mobile home were destroyed. Nine mobile homes and several houses were damaged. Some trees and power lines were also knocked down.
27.41965-03-17334°30'N / 88°47'W34°31'N / 88°44'W3.00 Miles400 Yards03250K0Union
27.91953-03-14234°40'N / 88°26'W34°42'N / 88°24'W3.30 Miles33 Yards1025K0Prentiss
28.61959-01-21334°23'N / 88°59'W34°39'N / 88°34'W30.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Union
29.01957-11-18234°40'N / 88°20'W34°44'N / 88°19'W4.50 Miles50 Yards02250K0Prentiss
29.02010-11-29233°52'N / 88°27'W33°52'N / 88°27'W011250K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Becker Community east of the Monroe County Airport. The tornado destroyed one home with four homes sustaining major damage. An additional nine homes sustained minor damage. Eight mobile homes were destroyed with another five receiving major damage. Fourteen mobile homes sustained minor damage. Numerous trees and power lines were snapped or knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved through the Mid-South during the evening hours of November 29th, 2010. The front interacted with a very unstable atmosphere and produced numerous showers and thunderstorms across North Mississippi. One storm became severe and produced damaging winds and a tornado.
29.81989-02-20234°02'N / 87°59'W34°08'N / 87°49'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Marion
30.01976-03-20333°49'N / 88°43'W33°57'N / 88°26'W18.70 Miles1400 Yards03250K0Monroe
30.71987-12-15234°41'N / 88°36'W34°43'N / 88°29'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Prentiss
31.51972-09-29334°40'N / 88°43'W34°39'N / 88°38'W5.10 Miles880 Yards01250K0Prentiss
31.51958-01-31234°29'N / 87°52'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Franklin
31.91963-03-11234°07'N / 88°01'W34°15'N / 87°37'W24.60 Miles333 Yards04250K0Marion
32.02003-05-07233°53'N / 88°46'W33°52'N / 88°30'W11.50 Miles440 Yards062.0M0Monroe
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Monroe County from Chickasaw County and continued to move east-southeast. A cow and a calf were killed. Thirty-five homes were destroyed and 117 others were damaged. Several barns, sheds and outbuildings were also damaged.
32.31982-04-26333°56'N / 88°00'W33°57'N / 87°57'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lamar
32.61974-04-03533°50'N / 88°08'W33°57'N / 87°57'W13.30 Miles500 Yards000K0Lamar
32.61971-02-04334°02'N / 87°57'W34°18'N / 87°40'W24.50 Miles750 Yards01225K0Marion
32.91985-05-01233°50'N / 88°08'W33°52'N / 88°06'W3.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lamar
33.01953-02-20234°15'N / 89°03'W34°21'N / 88°50'W14.20 Miles880 Yards013K0Pontotoc
34.21986-03-12233°56'N / 87°49'W34°07'N / 87°53'W7.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Marion
34.41967-12-21234°44'N / 88°37'W1125K0Prentiss
34.71973-11-26233°58'N / 87°54'W34°01'N / 87°50'W5.40 Miles33 Yards05250K0Marion
34.71955-03-21234°42'N / 88°06'W34°44'N / 88°01'W5.40 Miles200 Yards0125K0Colbert
34.81956-02-16333°48'N / 88°40'W33°50'N / 88°32'W8.00 Miles200 Yards1552.5M0Monroe
35.31957-11-18234°29'N / 87°52'W34°32'N / 87°45'W7.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Franklin
35.41997-03-01334°23'N / 89°02'W34°35'N / 88°50'W30.00 Miles400 Yards016250K0Union
 Brief Description: A second tornado developed in Calhoun county near Banner. This tornado also tracked northeast through extreme southeast Lafayette county, through the northwest part of Pontotoc county and through the middle of Union county. While damage occurred in all four counties, the most damage took place in Union county near the town of Martintown. All told 17 persons were injured. Ninety-one homes were damaged with forty-nine of these homes deemed uninhabitable.
35.41971-02-21234°16'N / 88°59'W000K0Pontotoc
36.01989-02-20233°47'N / 88°33'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Monroe
36.11982-04-26333°57'N / 87°57'W33°57'N / 87°48'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
36.12003-05-07233°57'N / 88°56'W33°54'N / 88°43'W16.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M0Chickasaw
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Houston and tracked east-southeast and eventually crossed in Monroe County. Forty structures were damaged or destroyed.
36.31974-04-03533°57'N / 87°57'W34°09'N / 87°38'W22.80 Miles500 Yards232500K0Marion
36.41975-03-12234°32'N / 89°00'W34°36'N / 88°48'W12.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Union
36.41966-11-10234°15'N / 89°00'W0025K0Pontotoc
36.41983-05-18234°14'N / 89°02'W34°16'N / 88°58'W4.00 Miles50 Yards03250K0Pontotoc
36.81989-01-07233°48'N / 88°41'W33°48'N / 88°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Monroe
37.01974-01-28233°45'N / 88°17'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0Lamar
37.11957-11-18234°44'N / 88°19'W34°53'N / 88°10'W13.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
37.31959-01-21334°21'N / 89°02'W34°23'N / 88°59'W3.80 Miles33 Yards01250K0Pontotoc
37.41953-05-14233°41'N / 88°33'W33°49'N / 88°26'W11.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Monroe
38.01963-03-11233°44'N / 88°26'W2.00 Miles23 Yards05250K0Monroe
38.61986-03-12333°56'N / 87°50'W2.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
38.82008-01-10333°43'N / 88°15'W33°45'N / 88°10'W5.00 Miles2500 Yards00105K0KLamar
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is a continuation of a tornado that originally touched down in Lowndes County Mississippi. It crossed into Alabama near Willie Greer Road, just north of AL-18. From there, it continued to move east-northeast, remaining just north of AL-18 as it passed close to the town of Molloy. The tornado finally lifted near McNees Crossing Road, just northeast of Molloy. Along its path in Alabama, the tornado took the roof off of two homes, destroyed 2 wooden barns, moved the foundation of 2 mobile homes, and uprooted several huge trees. Although it only produced EF-2 damage in Alabama, the entire tornado was rated EF-3 due to the damage in Mississippi. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system and associated cold front caused numerous severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes across central Alabama.
38.92001-02-24334°05'N / 89°14'W34°22'N / 88°51'W23.00 Miles1000 Yards64328.0M0Pontotoc
 Brief Description: The tornado continued in Pontotoc moving in near Robbs and tracking northeast through the county. The tornado moved through the entire county eventually moving into extreme southeast Union county near the town of Blue Springs. The tornado produced much of its damage between Algona and Pontotoc. At least 360 homes, 15 businesses and 2 churches were damaged or destroyed in Pontotoc. Among the homes destroyed was a restored antebellum plantation home listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. M9PH, F65PH, M40PH, M36OU, F72PH, M4PH
39.32004-12-07234°04'N / 89°00'W34°04'N / 89°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0075K0Chickasaw
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just northeast of Houlka and moved northeast. Four homes were heavily damaged. A mother and her child were trapped in one of the homes but were not injured. One other home suffered some shingle damage. Numerous trees were also blown down.
39.31972-09-29334°43'N / 88°58'W34°40'N / 88°43'W14.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Tippah
39.51953-02-20233°57'N / 87°48'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0225K0Marion
39.71958-09-21234°25'N / 89°03'W34°30'N / 89°00'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0225K0Union
40.22008-05-02234°30'N / 89°01'W34°30'N / 89°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0075K0KUnion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Glenfield area and the Colonial Gardens subdivision of New Albany and damaged at least 10 homes. In the Glenfield area, a gas station canopy was damaged and several trees were uprooted. Several houses also had minor shingle damage. The tornado intensified as it moved into the Colonial Gardens subdivision where two homes suffered total roof loss along with some exterior wall collapse. More trees were snapped off and uprooted in this area as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
41.42008-01-10333°39'N / 88°22'W33°43'N / 88°15'W9.00 Miles400 Yards0117.0M0KLowndes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado started by damaging a home and shed along with some tree and power pole damage. Next, a shed was damaged and a combine harvester that was in the shed was thrown into some trees. After moving through a wooded area, the tornado moved into a neighborhood with new, well-built homes. Around 8 homes were damaged in this neighborhood, with around 5 of them being severely damaged. Roofs were ripped off, walls were collapsed, and a few were even moved off their foundations. The tornado moved through another wooded area and emerged into the Caledonia school complex. It was here that the tornado reached its maximum intensity. The press box and concession stand of the football stadium were destroyed, several medal power poles were bent over, and several trees were knocked down. Numerous vehicles were moved along the ground up to 100 yards, some were flipped over, some had multiple dents from gravel in the parking lot, and numerous windows were broken out. Five school buses were damaged, two of which were flipped over, and one of which was lifted up and ripped apart with the chassis landing in one of the buildings and the frame landing on top of a building. The school gymnasium and a Vocational Tech Building were nearly destroyed with several vehicles including the bus landing inside it. The tornado then left the school complex and moved across the south side of Caledonia. Around 6 homes experienced significant damage here, mainly to the roofs. A church was completely destroyed when the roof was lifted up and collapsed on the building. Another church nearby had minor roof damage. The tornado entered another wooded area causing damage to trees and then emerged along Caledonia-Vernon Road. The tornado moved along the road for several miles. Along this part of the path, numerous single family homes were severely damaged. The roofs were ripped off and the walls were collapsed on several homes. Numerous hard wood trees were snapped, several of which fell on cars and homes. A horse stable was completely destroyed and a high tension medal truss tower was snapped. Further along the road, several mobile homes were completely destroyed. One in particular had the body of the trailer blown downwind and the frame was dragged back along the ground in the opposite direction for around 25 yards. Several cars were moved for a distance around 50 yards at this location as well. The tornado then entered another wooded area causing some tree damage and then weakened before crossing the state line into Lamar County, Alabama. The total path length in Lowndes County was 8.7 miles with an EF3 Enhanced Fujita Scale rating. The total path length for the entire tornado, including each county, was 13.2 miles. The school complex was occupied by over 2100 students and faculty at the time of the tornado. Yet, the Tornado Warning lead time of 41 minutes allowed the school to place students at the best possible locations. No injuries or fatalities occurred at the school. Also, a day care center with 15 children and faculty was severely damaged, but all 11 had taken cover in an underground storm shelter, so there were no injuries at that location either. In total, there were 15 injuries of which only 3 were considered serious. The 3 serious injuries occurred in the mobile home that was ripped apart with the body moving downwind and the frame in the opposite direction. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second week of January 2008 was quite active with respect to severe weather. Two events impacted the region in a span of 3 days which produced several tornadoes, large hail and wind damage across the area. On January 10th a vigorous storm system developed over the southern portions of the Midwest and moved northeast towards the Ohio valley. A strong cold front swept across the area during the late morning into the afternoon hours and strong to severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of it. All of the ingredients for tornadic development came into place as warm Gulf moisture pushed northward into the area out ahead of the front. The thunderstorms developed in eastern Louisiana and quickly moved across central Mississippi during the late morning and afternoon hours. As the storms progressed eastward, good instability combined with very strong wind shear for supercell development east of the Mississippi River, with the storms reaching maximum intensity along and east of the interstate 55 corridor. By far, the most damage was produced by a single supercell thunderstorm that moved from north of Vicksburg through north central and northeast Mississippi during the late morning and early afternoon hours. This single storm produced three strong tornadoes, all of which were rated as EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado damage scale. The most significant damage occurred in Caledonia in Lowndes County, where a school gymnasium was destroyed along with a number of school buses and vehicles in the area. A second supercell that organized near the Mississippi River in southwest Mississippi before midday tracked from Claiborne County, through the northern Jackson Metropolitan Area, and finally into Noxubee county in northeast Mississippi by mid afternoon. This storm was responsible for 5 different tornado touchdowns along its path, as well as many reports of high winds and hail. The rest of the area saw a broken line of storms and other supercells ahead of the line. A mix of damaging winds and hail were reported through the rest of the afternoon before the system exited the area.
41.41968-12-27233°41'N / 88°18'W050K0Lowndes
41.91988-01-19333°47'N / 88°52'W33°49'N / 88°45'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Clay
41.92001-11-24234°13'N / 87°38'W34°13'N / 87°38'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0085K0KMarion
 Brief Description: The Haleyville tornado first struck about 3 tenths of a mile inside Marion County just south of CR196 at 11:21 am. The tornado traveled on a northeast path moving directly through the center of downtown Haleyville severely damaging buildings including a shopping mall. The tornado continued traveling northeast through a residential and partially wooded area before ending about 7 tenths of a mile northeast of downtown Haleyville at 11:24 am. The tornado was rated an F2 on the fujita scale for tornado classification making it a strong tornado. Wind speeds associated with an F2 fall in the range of 113 to 157 mph, however, winds speeds probably remained on the low side of the range perhaps 115 to 130 mph. The tornado path was 1.9 miles long and approximately 70 yards wide. Winston County EMA reported 13 injuries with the tornado including one that was listed as serious. Beginning: 34 13.037/87 38.354 Ending: 34 13.939/87 36.667
42.11988-01-19333°49'N / 88°45'W33°43'N / 88°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Chickasaw
42.11974-04-03234°20'N / 87°44'W34°25'N / 87°32'W12.80 Miles350 Yards040K0Franklin
42.31973-11-27234°50'N / 88°34'W34°56'N / 88°26'W10.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Alcorn
42.51965-03-17234°52'N / 88°08'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0025K0Alcorn
42.82001-11-24234°13'N / 87°38'W34°14'N / 87°36'W1.60 Miles70 Yards013800K0KWinston
 Brief Description: The Haleyville tornado first struck about 3 tenths of a mile inside Marion County just south of CR196 at 11:21 am. The tornado traveled on a northeast path moving directly through the center of downtown Haleyville severely damaging buildings including a shopping mall. The tornado continued traveling northeast through a residential and partially wooded area before ending about 7 tenths of a mile northeast of downtown Haleyville at 11:24 am. The tornado was rated an F2 on the fujita scale for tornado classification making it a strong tornado. Wind speeds associated with an F2 fall in the range of 113 to 157 mph, however, winds speeds probably remained on the low side of the range perhaps 115 to 130 mph. The tornado path was 1.9 miles long and approximately 70 yards wide. Winston County EMA reported 13 injuries with the tornado including one that was listed as serious. Beginning: 34 13.037/87 38.354 Ending: 34 13.939/87 36.667
43.71971-02-04334°18'N / 87°40'W34°23'N / 87°32'W9.60 Miles750 Yards1125K0Franklin
43.91988-11-04334°35'N / 88°05'W34°44'N / 87°24'W45.00 Miles200 Yards0162.5M0Colbert
44.41971-05-24334°51'N / 88°35'W34°58'N / 88°29'W9.80 Miles33 Yards05250K0Alcorn
44.41970-04-19434°43'N / 89°00'W34°49'N / 88°45'W15.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Tippah
44.61976-04-24234°29'N / 89°15'W34°31'N / 88°57'W17.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Union
44.71988-11-04334°53'N / 88°13'W34°56'N / 88°07'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
44.71980-04-08234°55'N / 88°31'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Alcorn
44.81970-04-19434°49'N / 88°45'W35°00'N / 88°23'W24.30 Miles100 Yards4782.5M0Alcorn
44.91961-03-07333°49'N / 87°54'W33°53'N / 87°39'W15.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Fayette
45.01997-03-01334°16'N / 89°14'W34°23'N / 89°04'W10.00 Miles400 Yards00650K0Pontotoc
 Brief Description: A second tornado developed in Calhoun county near Banner. This tornado also tracked northeast through extreme southeast Lafayette county, through the northwest part of Pontotoc county and through the middle of Union county. While damage occurred in all four counties, the most damage took place in Union county near the town of Martintown. All told 17 persons were injured. Ninety-one homes were damaged with forty-nine of these homes deemed uninhabitable.
45.21973-11-26333°35'N / 89°17'W33°59'N / 88°28'W54.40 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Webster
45.41957-12-19234°36'N / 87°40'W0725K0Colbert
45.41989-02-20234°15'N / 87°36'W34°18'N / 87°32'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Winston
45.72008-05-02234°27'N / 89°09'W34°29'N / 89°07'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0KUnion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in the Enterprise community in Western Union County near County Road 46 where a couple of sheds were destroyed and trees were uprooted. The intensifying tornado moved northeast causing damage to the roofs and exterior walls of several homes. The tornado was at its most powerful as it crossed State Highway 30. A gas station canopy and sign along with several large buildings were damaged. One large metal building suffered moderate damage. There was roof damage to a church and the steeple was knocked down. Many trees were knocked down and several power poles were snapped. A large bus was flipped on to its side. The tornado lifted near County Road 51 or about 2 miles northeast of Enterprise. There was minor damage in this area with several large trees uprooted and minor roof damage to a home. Along the entire track about 20 homes suffered at least some damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
45.91953-05-14233°36'N / 88°37'W33°41'N / 88°33'W7.20 Miles33 Yards010K0Clay
45.91963-03-11234°15'N / 87°37'W34°18'N / 87°30'W7.60 Miles333 Yards000K0Winston
46.41953-05-04234°55'N / 88°31'W34°59'N / 88°23'W8.80 Miles20 Yards0025K0Alcorn
46.51976-05-13334°55'N / 88°18'W34°59'N / 88°15'W5.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tishomingo
46.61950-03-27233°40'N / 88°47'W33°43'N / 88°44'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Clay
46.61957-04-08334°07'N / 87°59'W34°19'N / 87°07'W51.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
46.71962-02-22233°47'N / 88°55'W0025K0Grenada
46.81966-11-10334°57'N / 88°31'W34°57'N / 88°28'W3.30 Miles27 Yards04250K0Alcorn
47.02010-04-24233°37'N / 88°36'W33°38'N / 88°34'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0080K0KClay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down near Barton Ferry Road and tracked northeast for a short distance. Three sets of metal power poles were blown down in a field off Barton Ferry Road. Several trees and power lines were also blown down along with an outbuilding destroyed. Maximum winds were around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
47.11975-03-23233°36'N / 88°20'W4.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Lowndes
47.12004-12-07233°34'N / 88°16'W33°39'N / 88°11'W3.00 Miles75 Yards0030K0Lamar
 Brief Description: A tornado crossed the Mississippi-Alabama state line at 402 AM. The tornado caused F2 damage along its relatively short path in Mississippi. The tornado produced only F0 damage in Alabama. The tornado path in Alabama started near the Luxapallia Creek in far southwest Lamar County. The tornado snapped off and uprooted numerous trees along its entire northeastward path. The tornado ended near the intersection of Baines Circle and CR 12. One home sustained shingle damage and a few out-buildings were damaged near the ending point. The tornado was approximately 3.0 miles long and 75 yards wide at its widest point in Alabama. The tornado began approximately 3 miles southwest of Steens, Mississippi where it produced the most significant damage. Begin: 33 33.808/88 16.255 End: 33 35.081/88 13.692
47.31964-03-09334°30'N / 87°40'W34°36'N / 87°32'W10.40 Miles33 Yards01250K0Franklin
47.51953-02-20334°42'N / 87°42'W0.10 Mile20 Yards1825K0Colbert
47.71976-03-20333°40'N / 89°03'W33°49'N / 88°43'W21.70 Miles1400 Yards01250K0Clay
47.91975-02-22334°39'N / 89°05'W34°44'N / 89°00'W7.60 Miles60 Yards0025K0Tippah
48.02000-01-03334°23'N / 89°15'W34°36'N / 89°05'W20.00 Miles600 Yards04250K0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado first developed just south of Highway 315 in the community of Hawkins Crossing and moved northeast across the northeast corner of Yalobusha county. The tornado continued into southwest Lafayette county and continued to travel northeast ending in Union county. In the town of Pinedale in southwest Union county, a new brick and vinyl siding home was obliterated. The debris extended up to 400 yards where a large freezer landed in a lake. A nearby pickup truck was rolled 20 yards and sustained extensive damage. Trees two to three feet in diameter were completely uprooted. In the town of Enterprise, a mobile home was completely destroyed and a conventional home sustained severe damage. Four other homes received extensive structural damage. The West Union School had minor roof damage and had numerous windows blown out. In the town of Myrtle, two mobile homes were destroyed and another mobile home was flipped on its side. In all, more than 60 homes were damaged in Union county.
48.11962-03-31233°42'N / 87°54'W0025K0Fayette
48.21950-02-12234°36'N / 89°07'W3225K0Union
48.32002-11-10333°45'N / 87°52'W33°52'N / 87°37'W16.10 Miles1175 Yards03500K0KFayette
 Brief Description: The Carbon Hill Tornado was the first tornado of the evening. It began in Fayette County at 6:52 pm, about 5.6 miles north-northwest of the city of Fayette, and 2.8 miles west of US Highway 43. The tornado moved on a northeast track crossing US 43, State Route 129, and SR 13, and then moved into Walker County just southwest of Carbon Hill at 7:10 pm. It then crossed the western and northern sections of Carbon Hill, downing trees and power lines and damaging many residential structures. Carbon Hill Elementary School was also heavily damaged. The tornado continued northeast, crossing SR5, and exited the county at SR 195. The two deaths associated with this tornado occurred just south of SR 195. Entering Winston County at 7:31 pm, the tornado continued on a northeast path traveling across mostly sparsely populated areas of Bankhead National Forest and several fingers of Smith Lake. It crossed County Road 41 about 1.8 miles south of Arley and then crossed CR 12, finally lifting at 7:45 pm. This tornado was rated an F3 on the Fujita scale, with winds estimated to be in the 150 to 200 mph range. Much of the damage along the track was lesser intensity (F1 and F2). F3 damage occurred in both Fayette and Walker Counties. Total path length for the Carbon Hill Tornado was 44.3 miles, with a width of 1175 yards. Four deaths were reported with this tornado, three in the Rose Hill community of Walker County and one near Arley in Winston County. Injury figures are approximate with three in Fayette County, 20 in Walker County, and 15 in Winston County. About 40 percent of the injuries were treated at local hospitals while about 60 percent of the injuries were considered minor. Structural damage along the path included approximately 47 in Fayette County, 135 in Walker County, and 35 in Winston County. Numbers are approximate because most reports from Red Cross and EMA were made based on the whole county not by tornado. Beg: 33 45.949/87 51.069 End: 34 03.992/87 10.409
49.81951-11-15234°50'N / 87°48'W1.50 Miles177 Yards063K0Lauderdale
49.81985-08-16234°39'N / 87°38'W34°45'N / 87°40'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Colbert
49.91974-04-03534°09'N / 87°38'W34°18'N / 87°21'W19.20 Miles500 Yards5220K0Winston
49.91979-04-12233°32'N / 88°24'W33°35'N / 88°17'W7.70 Miles800 Yards00250K0Lowndes


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