UPDATE: 2 tornadoes confirmed in Lafayette County

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Memphis, two tornadoes were confirmed in Lafayette County during Saturday's storms.

Posted: Apr 16, 2018 4:30 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2018 4:32 PM

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Memphis, two tornadoes were confirmed in Lafayette County during Saturday's storms.

The first tornado, starting near 4:48 a.m., was rated EF-1, with estimated peak winds at 90 mph. The path was estimated at 0.8 miles with a path width of 150 yards. 

There were zero confirmed fatalities or injuries as a result of this first tornado.
"The tornado developed in a wooded area west of County Road 215. The tornado damaged the roofs of several homes and farm buildings, and destroyed three smaller outbuildings. After crossing CR 215, the tornado caused EF-1 damage to a residence and uprooted several trees in the vicinity. The tornado dissipated roughly 1/4 mile east of CR 215," stated the NWS.

The second tornado, starting near 4:49 a.m., was rated EF-0, with estimated peak winds of 75 mph, with a path length of 0.5 miles, with a path width of 40 yards.

There were zero injuries or fatalities as a result.

"The tornado moved along Highway 30 to the east and north of Oxford. The tornado uprooted several trees and caused minor roof damage to homes along Highway 30," stated the NWS.

MORE: Official report from National Weather Service 
RELATED: Tornado touches down in Mississippi, Louisiana 

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