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Mississippi SOSO Tornado Today – Photos & Videos Show Devastating Destruction Through The Pine Belt Area

Mississippi SOSO Tornado Today

Mississippi SOSO Tornado Today – As of early Sunday evening, there were three confirmed fatalities in Jefferson Davis county, two confirmed fatalities and others reported missing in Lawrence County and one confirmed fatality in Walthall County from Sunday’s stream of tornadoes.


Lawrence County Emergency Management Director Tony Norwood said, as of 6 p.m., Sunday, there were two confirmed fatalities while emergency crews were searching a neighborhood for missing people.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed the fatalities in Jefferson Davis and Walthall counties.

Southern Mississippi was ravaged by tornado storms on Easter Sunday just before 5 p.m. local time, with two huge twisters touching down just miles apart. Photos and radar video shared on Twitter reveals one of the tornados touched down in Soso, Mississippi. The National Weather Storm Service Prediction Center [NWS SPC] described these two supercells as “an exceptionally rare event.”


The active tornado warning wasn’t lifted until 6:15 p.m. local time. According to WAPT reporter Christana Kay, there has been three reported deaths from the storms. One victim was located in Walthall County while two deaths came in from Lawrence Country – the first two counties that the tornados hit on April 12.
The dual tornado traveled over 100 miles from Taylorsville to Soso, with wedges reported to be as large as a mile wide.
Two strong tornadoes on both sides of US-49 in Mississippi at 4:55PM
Meteorologist Brad Maushart tweeted, “Looks to be a direct hit to Soso in Jones Co., just north of Laurel. Another tornado-warned storm just southwest of this one, taking a similar path.”
While the storms must first pass before a full damage report can be confirmed, according to Washington Post meteorologist Matthew Capucci, debris from these twisters may be falling in Choctaw County, Alabama, which is 35 miles away from the first tornado which touched down.


The debris fallout showed up on radar as reaching as high as 30,000 feet, with a fallout zone possibly reaching north of Meridian, Mississippi.

Senior Accuweather meteorologist Frank Strait couldn’t believe there were two massive tornados so close together. He tweeted, “SMH … one violent tornado is more than enough. Folks, if you are warned a second time and you hear sirens go a second time, it’s not an error and the second one could be as bad as the first.”
According to the NWS SPC, the tornado which touched down in Soso, possibly reached speeds up to 170 to 205 miles per hour. An EF5 tornado is a twister with winds at or above 200 miles per hour.
Residents of the area were under order to take shelter from the storm as the two tornadic supercells followed on nearly identical paths through Southern Mississippi. All six coastal counties remain on tornado watch until 12 a.m. local time.
Storms battered both Mississippi and Louisiana. By 4 p.m. Sunday, there were 13 radar confirmed tornado. Jefferson Davis County experienced two tornado emergency warnings, according to the NWS, with at least one coming after the 4 p.m. count.
Photos of damage began circulating on social media, from down trees and power lines to damaged barns and flattened homes. At one point during a Facebook Livestream, a NWS meteorologist used the phrase “deadly tornado” five times in less than 30 seconds. They repeatedly begged people to take cover, warning the coming tornadoes were “violent” “large and “catastrophic.”
5:45 p.m. update:
A tornado warning has been issues for Kemper and Lauderdale counties until 6:45 p.m.
5:39 p.m. update:
A tornado warning continues for Jasper and Smith counties until 6 p.m.
5:36 p.m. update:
A severe thunderstorm warning continues for Humphreys, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington, Warren and Yazoo counties until 6 p.m.
5:33 p.m. update:
A tornado warning has been issued for Covington, Jasper, Jones, Lowndes and Smith counties until 6 p.m.
5:25 p.m. update:

Residents of Hot Coffee need to be in a safe place now, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson, as the storm has “good rotation and debris signature.”
The warning has passed Heidelberg.
5:15 p.m. update:
There have been “possible fatalities” in Jefferson Davis County, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson. The county has been under two tornado emergencies today.
There are also reports of residents trapped in their homes in the Seminary and Collins area.
5:10 p.m. update:
Another tornado emergency is approaching the Collins area, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson. A “violent, deadly tornado in on the ground.”
5:05 p.m. update:
Another tornado is heading for Covington County, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson.
A “very strong tornado” is on the western side of Heidelberg.
Tornado emergency issued for Jefferson Davis County, moving northeast.
A separate tornado going through Soso is likely causing “catastrophic damage,” heading toward southeast Jasper County.
4:46 p.m. update:
“Large deadly tornado” on the path toward Soso, according to National Weather Service. People in that area need to be in a safe place.
4:45 p.m. update:
Confirmed tornado on the ground in Lawrence County and likely heading toward Jefferson Davis County, according to National Weather Service. This is the second storm hitting the area today.
4:30 p.m. update:
A “deadly tornado” is on the ground in Covington County, according to the National Weather Service. It is heading toward Jones County.
4:25 p.m. update:
A tornado emergency has been issued for Covington County, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS described it as a “deadly tornado.”
4 p.m. update
According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, as of 4 p.m., there have been 13 radar confirmed tornadoes in Mississippi and Northeastern Louisiana.
Mississippi remains under a Particular Dangerous Situation watch until 8 p.m.
3:43 p.m. update:
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence and Marion until 4:45 p.m. Sunday.
3:37 p.m. update:
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Clay, Lowndes counties until 4:15 p.m. and Noxubee County until 4 p.m.
3:30 p.m. update:
Damage reports have started to trickle in as storms hit Mississippi Sunday.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency posted a photo on social of a tornado taken between Holly Bluff and Yazoo City. On Twitter, the National Weather Service in Jackson retweeted photos of a damaged barn and flattened home in the area.
11 a.m. update:
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for nearly half of the state until 8 p.m. Sunday.
The watch has been issued for: Adams, Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Copiah, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes Humphreys, Issaquena, Jasper, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Leflore, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Sunflower, Warren, Washington, Webster, Winston and Yazoo counties.
Southern Mississippi was ravaged by tornado storms on Easter Sunday just before 5 p.m. local time, with two huge twisters touching down just miles apart. Photos and radar video shared on Twitter reveals one of the tornados touched down in Soso, Mississippi. The National Weather Storm Service Prediction Center [NWS SPC] described these two supercells as “an exceptionally rare event.”

The active tornado warning wasn’t lifted until 6:15 p.m. local time. According to WAPT reporter Christana Kay, there has been three reported deaths from the storms. One victim was located in Walthall County while two deaths came in from Lawrence Country – the first two counties that the tornados hit on April 12.
The dual tornado traveled over 100 miles from Taylorsville to Soso, with wedges reported to be as large as a mile wide.



Local fire and police departments have reported that search and rescue teams are underway. Residents are advised to stay home as there’s been major structural damage and major roads have been blocked off.



Meteorologist Brad Maushart tweeted, “Looks to be a direct hit to Soso in Jones Co., just north of Laurel. Another tornado-warned storm just southwest of this one, taking a similar path.”


While the storms must first pass before a full damage report can be confirmed, according to Washington Post meteorologist Matthew Capucci, debris from these twisters may be falling in Choctaw County, Alabama, which is 35 miles away from the first tornado which touched down.


Meteorologst Steve Bowen tweeted that the “twin supercell tracks in Mississippi virtually ‘off the chart’ in terms of low-level rotation intensity.”


The debris fallout showed up on radar as reaching as high as 30,000 feet, with a fallout zone possibly reaching north of Meridian, Mississippi.


Senior Accuweather meteorologist Frank Strait couldn’t believe there were two massive tornados so close together. He tweeted, “SMH … one violent tornado is more than enough. Folks, if you are warned a second time and you hear sirens go a second time, it’s not an error and the second one could be as bad as the first.”
According to the NWS SPC, the tornado which touched down in Soso, possibly reached speeds up to 170 to 205 miles per hour. An EF5 tornado is a twister with winds at or above 200 miles per hour.
Residents of the area were under order to take shelter from the storm as the two tornadic supercells followed on nearly identical paths through Southern Mississippi. All six coastal counties remain on tornado watch until 12 a.m. local time.

 

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