National weather service confirms Pine Belt tornadoes

February 17, 2016


PINE BELT, Miss - The National Weather Service (NWS) confirms that multiple tornadoes hit the Pine Belt on Monday.


NWS sent two teams to evaluate the storm damage. A total of five tornadoes was the result.


Tornadoes touched down in Smith, Jasper, Walthall, and Simpson county damaging homes and uprooting trees.


The five tornadoes were determined to be EF-0, EF-1, and EF-2 in Simpson county.


No injuries were reported during Mondays severe weather.



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