EF3 at Least…Tornado Hits Magee, MS Overnight…

| March 26, 2009 @ 11:17 am | 6 Replies

Magee is between Jackson and Laurel…

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1055 AM CST MON JAN 5 2009

…PRELIMINARY NWS SURVEY TEAM RATING OF EF3 FOR MAGEE TORNADO…

ANOTHER UPDATE…PAPER RECORDS FROM A CHURCH IN MAGEE AND OTHER
SMALL DEBRIS FROM MAGEE INCLUDING A FUEL CAN WERE DISCOVERED BY
EMERGENCY CREWS WORKING AT THE DAMAGE SCENE ON THE NEWTON COUNTY
LINE NEAR GARLANDVILLE.

BASED ON THE SURVEY OF TORNADO DAMAGE FROM 5 MILES WSW OF MAGEE TO
MAGEE…A PRELIMINARY RATING OF AT LEAST EF3 HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THIS
TORNADO. THE SURVEY IS STILL BEING CONDUCTED FOR LOCATIONS NORTHEAST
OF MAGEE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BELOW IS THE
INFORMATION WE HAVE SO FAR CONCERNING DAMAGE.

EXTENSIVE TORNADO DAMAGE STARTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 28 AND
RILEY ROAD. THE TORNADO MOVED ENE ALONG HWY 28 AND PASSED THROUGH
THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CITY OF MAGEE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED FROM
THERE ENE TOWARD THE SMITH COUNTY LINE. DOZENS OF HOMES HAVE BEEN
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. NUMEROUS INJURIES HAVE OCCURRED…SOME
SERIOUS…AND AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING.

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