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Weather Service: Monday storms included Mississippi tornado

4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Monday, January 22 2018 Jan 22, 2018 January 22, 2018 8:58 PM January 22, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: WJTV
HOT COFFEE, Miss. - The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in southern Mississippi.
  
A mobile home was damaged in the Monday morning storm while some sheds and barns were damaged. National Weather Service meteorologist David Cox says one mobile home occupant was slightly injured.
  
A survey shows a twister with top winds of 100 mph struck east of Hot Coffee in Covington County as thunderstorms moved through. The tornado, rated EF-1 on the enhanced Fujita scale, traveled for 7.5 miles, dissipating southeast of Taylorsville in Jones County. The path was about 250 yards wide.
  
A barn was destroyed and a building roof was damaged near Brookhaven. A church roof in Quitman was also damaged. Cox says forecasters believe damage in those places wasn't caused by tornadoes.

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