National Weather Service Confirms Tornadoes, Recovery Underway

National Weather Service Confirms Tornadoes, Recovery Underway

National Weather Service Confirms Tornadoes, Recovery Underway

The National Weather Service has confirmed to the Summit County Emergency Management Agency that a tornado touched down in Coventry Township overnight.

The weather service says a tornado touched down Saturday night in Meridian, Mississippi, with maximum winds of 115 miles per hour knocking out power and uprooting trees. This damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado with a wind speed of 100 miles per hour. It started near Timberlake in northwest Campbell County, moved into western Lynchburg, then crossed the James River into Amherst County.

The weather service also plans to investigate reports of tornadolike damage on the storm's path through Danville and Pittsylvania County.

In Jackson County, a tornado touched down in St. Martin, just south of Lemoyne Boulevard and tracked to the northeast ending near I-10 and MS Highway 609.

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Two tornadoes appear to have been EF2 storms, eight were EF1 and one was an EF0, according to Brown.

The National Weather Service issued an advisory for both states late Sunday, in effect until 3 a.m. Monday.

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The line of storms did cause minor damage across the Lowcountry and knocked out power to as many as 4,500 earlier in the day.

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The Ashley County tornadoes didn't create much damage in residential areas.

It damaged a mobile home park and snapped dozens of trees.

One person died in Sunday's storm, and thousands were left without power because of fallen trees and downed power lines and utility poles. But for the most part, the county fared well during the storm, he said. Three schools were damaged so severely that they won't reopen this year and their students are being relocated to other schools.

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