- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms that four tornadoes touched down in Mississippi as severe weather swept through the state.

An EF-2 tornado struck in central Mississippi’s Copiah County.

Three tornadoes were classified as EF-1. They were in Leake and Winston counties in the center of the state and Walthall County in the southwest.

They struck Monday and were confirmed by weather service teams Tuesday.

Clean-up crews were working Tuesday at Wesson Attendance Center at the Lincoln-Copiah county line. Parts of the roof and some siding were torn off the K-12 school. The library and the gymnasium were damaged, as were several classrooms. Students were at school when the storm struck Monday, but no injuries were reported. Classes were cancelled Tuesday.

Nineteen Mississippi counties reported some damage from Monday’s storms.


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