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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF4
-- Length 21.25 Miles
-- Width 2600 Yards
State MISSISSIPPI
County/Area HOLMES
WFO JAN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-04-24 11:33:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2ESE ZEIGLERVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 32.95/-90.15
End Date 2010-04-24 11:57:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3E DURANT
End Lat/Lon 33.08/-89.82
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 40/0
Property Damage 60.00M
Crop Damage 4.00M
Episode Narrative During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties/parishes along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County, and 1 in Holmes County.
As we try and put this tornado into perspective for the state of Mississippi, this long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities, making it the most deadly since November 21st 1992. Lastly, this was the first violent tornado (F4 or greater) in the month of April since April 18th, 1978.
Event Narrative The tornado continued northeast into rural southern Holmes County, causing intense tree damage and damaging or destroying a number of rural residences. The damage across this area was in the EF3 range. As the tornado moved by the Franklin Community, in rural Holmes county, it again reached EF4 intensity. It completely destroyed two brick homes and heavily damaged or destroyed a number of other homes. The tornado then crossed Interstate 55, causing significant tree damage and blowing a number of vehicles off the road. As the tornado approached the area just south of Durant and crossed US Highway 51, it narrowed and reached one of its weakest points. One fatality occurred in Holmes County.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 70 Male Mobile/Trailer Home


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 10 130 351.035M 22.520M
BRUNSWICK WARREN CO. MS 04/24/2010 10:25 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 2 920.00K 500.00K
HARDEE ISSAQUENA CO. MS 04/24/2010 10:32 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 100.00K 2.000M
LUCRE SHARKEY CO. MS 04/24/2010 10:48 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 2.000M
ENOLA YAZOO CO. MS 04/24/2010 10:53 CST-6 Tornado EF4 4 53 140.000M 4.000M
ZEIGLERVILLE HOLMES CO. MS 04/24/2010 11:33 CST-6 Tornado EF4 1 40 60.000M 4.000M
BOYETTE ATTALA CO. MS 04/24/2010 11:57 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 60.000M 4.000M
FRENCH CAMP CHOCTAW CO. MS 04/24/2010 12:28 CST-6 Tornado EF3 5 35 90.000M 6.000M
STURGIS OKTIBBEHA CO. MS 04/24/2010 12:50 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 15.00K 20.00K
Totals: 10 130 351.035M 22.520M