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NWS surveying Adams County to make tornado assessment
from Staff Reports - NEWS
May 1, 2017 -

By John Mott Coffey

NATCHEZ, Miss. – The National Weather Service was surveying Adams County today to determine the strength of the suspected tornado that hit the Natchez area, said county Emergency Management Director Brad Bradford.

He said NWS personnel were trying to rate the wind speeds in a range of 86 mph to 135 mph. While trees were downed and several homes smashed, no injuries were reported.

“I don’t see how nobody got hurt,” said Adams County Supervisor Mike Lazarus.

“It could have been worse,” said Bradford, who briefed the county Board of Supervisors today about the storm that blew through the Natchez area Sunday morning and dumped about three inches of rain.

He said a tornado did touch down in the Cloverdale area and could have been an EF-1 or EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale used to rate tornadoes.

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