The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi is reporting a devastating tornado that struck Yazoo City within the past hour. There are numerous reports of damaged homes and a leveled church. Injuries have also been reported. The Weather Channel is reporting the tornado was 3/4 mile wide when it moved into the Yazoo City area. As this large tornado crossed I-55 it caused “multiple cars to be blown off of the interstate with an unknown number of injuries.
(4/24/2010 12:21:29 PM) nwsbot: JAN: 3 N Satartia [Yazoo Co, MS] public reports TORNADO at 12:10 PM CDT — home destroyed 3 miles north of satartia. people trapped inside.
(4/24/2010 12:23:05 PM) nwsbot: JAN: 6 Sw Yazoo City [Yazoo Co, MS] trained spotter reports TORNADO at 12:16 PM CDT — widespread trees down with homes damaged in town of crupp.
(4/24/2010 12:24:05 PM) nwsbot: JAN: 1 S Yazoo City [Yazoo Co, MS] amateur radio reports TORNADO at 12:20 PM CDT — church destroyed at corner of highway 16 and highway 49. numerous trees and power lines down also.
(4/24/2010 12:29:37 PM) nwsbot: JAN: 1 S Yazoo City [Yazoo Co, MS] storm chaser reports TORNADO at 12:15 PM CDT — numerous buildings leveled at highway 16 on the south side of yazoo city
(4/24/2010 12:38:50 PM) nwsbot: JAN: Yazoo City [Yazoo Co, MS] law enforcement reports TORNADO at 12:15 PM CDT — significant structural damage with multiple injuries reported
(4/24/2010 12:38:50 PM) nwsbot: JAN: 2 E Yazoo City [Yazoo Co, MS] amateur radio reports TORNADO at 12:16 PM CDT — structures destroyed at hwy 16 and old benton road
(4/24/2010 12:39:48 PM) nwsbot: JAN: Laurel [Jones Co, MS] emergency mngr reports FLASH FLOOD at 10:45 AM CDT — street flooding in laurel. drains backing up into the streets in laurel.
(1:12:26 PM) nwsbot: JAN: 1 W Durant [Holmes Co, MS] emergency mngr reports TORNADO at 12:50 PM CDT — *** 1 inj *** mulitple cars blown off interstate 55. unknown number of injuries. report relayed via attala county ema.
(1:42:15 PM) nwsbot: JAN: 4 Nw Tallulah [Madison Co, LA] trained spotter reports TORNADO at 11:23 AM CDT — bear lake community, 10 to 15 homes destroyed. ultra high voltage transmission town down.
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This post was written by Eric Sorensen on April 24, 2010