NWS says EF-4 tornado hit Walthall County on Easter Sunday

Updated: Apr. 15, 2020 at 5:08 PM CDT
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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.

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