MS tornado count up to 6 - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

MS tornado count up to 6

Jasper County tornado aftermath (Source: WLBT) Jasper County tornado aftermath (Source: WLBT)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We're learning more about the destructive power of the tornadoes that tore through portions of the Magnolia State Saturday.

The number so far is up to six confirmed tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

An EF-1 tornado went through both Newton and Lauderdale counties and Lawrence County had one EF-0 tornado.

In Covington County, two EF-1 tornadoes touched down and in Jasper County, one EF-2 tornado ripped through the area.

Ten homes in Jasper County were destroyed and the Red Cross was dispatched, but has now closed because MEMA reports all affected now having housing.

In Lauderdale County two homes received major damage and 18 had minor damage.

A total of 32 homes received minor damage.

No injuries were reported. 

Sunday, officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency were in the areas affected, getting a closer look at the extent of the damage.

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