At least 7 tornadoes confirmed from Wednesday

Three touched down in Harrison County. Three in George County. One in Jackson County.

Confirmed tornado reports from Wednesday

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Update: an earlier version of this story said there were four tornadoes. Upon further inspection, there were three additional tornadoes making a total of seven. The video in this story is from the earlier version in this story and will be updated once a new video becomes available. Other than the above video, the rest of the information below includes all up-to-date reports.

Seven brief and weak twisters were responsible for the wind damage in South Mississippi on Wednesday June 24th, according to the National Weather Service.

After surveying the damage, at least seven separate tornadoes were confirmed from Wednesday’s severe thunderstorms. Three tornadoes hit Harrison County, three hit George County, and one hit Jackson County. This report is preliminary and may be updated as new information becomes available.

Even though there were many damage reports, thankfully no injuries or fatalities were reported. Details are below:

Tornado #1 Gulfport, MS:

EF0 Gulfport tornado from Wednesday June 24 2020
EF0 Gulfport tornado from Wednesday June 24 2020 (Source: WLOX)
  • Start: 12:27 PM | End: 12:30 PM
  • Peak wind: 65 mph (EF0)
  • Path length: 0.81 miles
  • Path width: 40 yards
  • 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
  • Survey summary: Several large hardwood tree limbs snapped & minor roof damage to several homes from hwy 90 near the Aquarium to the CSX railway near Henderson Avenue

Tornado #2 Harrison County, MS (Woolmarket area):

EF1 Woolmarket tornado from Wednesday June 24 2020
EF1 Woolmarket tornado from Wednesday June 24 2020 (Source: WLOX)
  • Start: 12:34 PM | End: 12:36 PM
  • Peak wind: 100 mph (EF1)
  • Path length: 0.22 miles
  • Path width: 50 yards
  • 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
  • Survey summary: A short track of damage was noted in the area of Big John road & Krohn Lane. Most notable was a large hardwood tree uprooted along with several pine trees twisted and snapped.

Tornado #3 Harrison County, MS (Old Highway 15 area):

EF1 Old Hwy 15 tornado from Wednesday June 24 2020
EF1 Old Hwy 15 tornado from Wednesday June 24 2020 (Source: WLOX)
  • Start: 12:40 PM | End: 12:42 PM
  • Peak wind: 105 mph (EF1)
  • Path length: 0.32 miles
  • Path width: 70 yards
  • 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
  • Survey summary: Small populated community along Old Hwy 15 had a couple of homes with roof damage. Many trees were violently twisted. A power pole was snapped at the base.

Tornado #4 Jackson County, MS (Big Point area):

EF0 Big Point tornado from Wednesday June 24 2020
EF0 Big Point tornado from Wednesday June 24 2020 (Source: WLOX)
  • Start: 12:58 PM | End: 12:59 PM
  • Peak wind: 60 mph (EF0)
  • Path length: 0.1 miles
  • Path width: 20 yards
  • 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
  • Survey summary: Emergency management assessed a narrow path tornado caused several tree limbs to be snapped and a pool liner lifted and carried about 40 yards. No structural damage noted.

Tornadoes #5, #6, & #7 George County, MS:

George County tornadoes from Wednesday June 24 2020
George County tornadoes from Wednesday June 24 2020 (Source: WLOX)

Tornado #5 Southwest George County, MS:

  • Start: 1:00 PM | End: 1:03 PM
  • Peak wind: 100 mph (EF1)
  • Path length: 1.25 miles
  • Path width: 50 yards
  • 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
  • Survey summary: A tornado touchdown occurred just north of the George and Jackson County line and continued just over 1 mile towards the northeast. Numerous pine trees were snapped near the trunk. The approximate maximum path width was 50 yards.

Tornado #6 Southeast George County, MS:

  • Start: 1:19 PM | End: 1:21 PM
  • Peak wind: 85 mph (EF0)
  • Path length: 1.0 miles
  • Path width: 50 yards
  • 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
  • Survey summary: A tornado touched down just east of CCC Road and traveled just less than one mile to the northeast ending at the intersection of Hilltop Drive and Marshall Smith Road. A few tree tops were damaged in a pasture with a strand of trees uprooted along a fence line. There was minor damage to a metal roof of a house along with metal roofing torn from a shed. The approximate maximum path width was 50 yards.

Tornado #7 also Southeast George County, MS:

  • Start: 1:19 PM | End: 1:21 PM
  • Peak wind: 90 mph (EF1)
  • Path length: 1.0 miles
  • Path width: 50 yards
  • 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
  • Survey summary: A tornado began just south of Parker Road and traveled northeast approximately 2 miles, crossing Nena Road and Hwy. 613, before ending in a pasture just south of Corley Road. Several trees were snapped and uprooted along Parker Road. In addition, a roof on a home was damaged and several metal panels were torn from an outbuilding. Along Nena Road, an outbuilding was destroyed and a mobile home was damaged. There were also several additional trees snapped. Another outbuilding was destroyed by a fallen oak tree along Hwy. 613, with another large oak tree uprooted at the end of the tornado path just south of Corley Road.

You can watch some of our severe weather coverage from Wednesday below:

Tornado Watch - Jackson County - 6/24/20

6/24/20 at 1pm - Tornado Watch for Jackson County.

Posted by WLOX-TV on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

You can watch some of our damage coverage from Wednesday below:

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