• 81°

NWS: EF-1 tornado hit west of Bogue Chitto

Photo of the damage near Bogue Chitto courtesy of the National Weather Service Jackson

Photo of the damage near Bogue Chitto courtesy of the National Weather Service Jackson

The National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed that an EF-1 tornado hit west of Bogue Chitto as storms pushed through the area Tuesday.

The twister had max winds of 90 mph and was 75 yards wide. It had a half-mile long path. The path began west of Shannon Drive NW, traveled northeast and ended near Magnolia Trail SW.

NWS said many large trees were uprooted and a home had minor roof damage. A mobile home had skirting blown off and tin was scattered in a pasture. There were no injuries reported.

The weather service early Wednesday had not reported any local damage associated with a tornado. NWS confirmed the twister at about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Survey teams confirmed that six tornadoes struck the state late Tuesday. The strongest was an EF-2 in Lamar County.

Last week, an EF-2 tornado and strong straight-line winds damaged homes in Lincoln and Copiah counties. Wesson Attendance Center was also damaged in last week’s storm.