Hattiesburg Tornado Now Rated EF-4

| February 11, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

National Weather Service damage survey teams initially reported that the tornado that struck Hattiesburg late yesterday afternoon was a high end EF3, but damage indicators that they found near Oak Grove in Lamar County justified upgrading it to EF-4 with max winds of 170 mph.

Meteorologist in Charge Alan Gerard will join us tonight live on WeatherBrains at 8:30 p.m. Here is Alan meeting with a survivor of the tornado today.

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