National Weather Service confirms multiple tornadoes during severe weather


Multiple tornadoes have been confirmed during Wednesday’s severe weather throughout Mississippi.

The National Weather Service has been conducting surveys throughout the state following the outbreak of severe weather.

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Confirmed tornadoes:

Attala County: EF-1

Attala/Choctaw County: EF-2

Clarke/Jasper/Lauderdale counties: EF-2

Leake County: EF-1, EF-2

Simpson County: EF-1 

Smith County: EF-Unknown (Final rating pending)

Yazoo County: EF-1

Yazoo/Holmes/Attala counties: EF-2

Nine counties have submitted damage reports to MEMA. Those counties are Attala, Clarke, Holmes, Jasper, Lauderdale, Leake, Marion, Simpson, and Yazoo.

4,700 power outages were reported in the state Wednesday night.

Residents are asked to report damage to homes or businesses from the storm to their county emergency management office.