WALTHALL CO., Miss. (WLBT) - National Weather Service upgraded the tornado that struck Walthall County on Sunday to an EF-4.
The tornado’s maximum wind speed is estimated at nearly 170 miles per hour.
The tornado reached a width of about .75 miles at its max and traveled on the ground for 6.7 miles.
it’s the second EF-4 tornado confirmed to hit on Easter Sunday. One tornado in Jefferson Davis County is labeled an EF-4 and had a maximum width of two miles.
A total of 12 people were killed in the storms. WLBT has partnered with the Red Cross to provide relief for those impacted. Click here to donate.