Mississippi remembers the historic tornado outbreak on April 26-27, 2011

Do you ever think that a tornado wont hit your home or community?
Today marks 7 years since the historic tornado outbreak that devastated parts of Mississippi on April 26-27, 2011. 35 Mississippians died and 162 were injured from at least 40 confirmed twisters.

It was the first time two EF-5 tornadoes were recorded in Mississippi on the same day.

The first EF-5 (winds of 205 mph) hit Neshoba, Kemper, Winston and Noxubee counties .
The second EF-5 (winds 205 mph) tore through Monroe and Itawamba counties, ultimately destroying the town of Smithville.

All told there were 1,019 residences destroyed/sustained major damage in 36 counties throughout the state.
We remember those lost and injured that fateful day in both Mississippi and Alabama where more than 200 people were killed from 62 tornadoes.

Please always stay weather aware and prepared.

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