Attala County slammed with 3 tornadoes in 9 months - - Jackson, MS

Attala County slammed with 3 tornadoes in 9 months

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 ATTALA COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Forecasters believe Attala County may have seen the worst damage after an EF2 tornado moved through the area just after midnight Saturday.

Residents there have seen their fair share of severe weather over the last nine months. Attala County was slammed in late April when an EF4 tornado tore through Hesterville and surrounding areas.  26 homes were destroyed.

On November 29th, an EF3 twister came through south Attala County demolishing two mobile homes and damaging many others.  Then early new years day an EF2 with maximum winds of 135 miles an hour injured one person and caused extensive damage to numerous buildings.

Officials with the national weather service said Saturday's tornado began near Highway 12 southeast of Durant.  It crossed Highway 19 and eventually weakened just north of Ethel.

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