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National Weather Service: At least 5 tornadoes hit northeast Mississippi on Monday

At least five tornadoes hit northeast Mississippi on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Posted: Dec 17, 2019 4:45 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2019 11:18 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVA) - At least five tornadoes hit northeast Mississippi on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

An EF-1 tornado hit Union County with max winds of 90 mph.

Drone video from Guntown | Date: Dec. 17, 2019

One injury was reported in the Alpine community of Union County. WTVA reporter Chelsea Brown shows the road ahead for residents there. Open this link to view her report.

An EF-2 tornado struck Lee County with max winds of 115 mph. This one destroyed homes and a church in Guntown.

A survivor showed WTVA his destroyed home in Guntown. View his story in the video player above.

Guntown Mayor Bud Herring said the amount of support the town has received is overwhelming. Open this link to see the outpour of support.

Open this link to view drone video from Guntown.

A weak EF-0 tornado hit northeast Lee County, just north of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Surveyors also found EF-1 tornado damage in Tishomingo. 

WTVA reporter Amanda Haley spoke with Tishomingo County residents who have a long cleanup ahead of them. Open this link to watch her story.

They also found EF-0 tornado damage near New Site.

WTVA Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan recaps Monday's tornadoes. Open this link to view his report.

Updated Article - Weather officials: 24 tornadoes hit South over 2 days

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