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Mississippi Tornado Highest Rated For Damage In State Since 1966

NORMAN, Okla. — The National Weather Service says one of the tornadoes that killed hundreds in the South had winds of 205 mph and was the first EF-5 tornado in Mississippi since 1966.That’s the highest rating given by the weather service fo…

NORMAN, Okla. — The National Weather Service says one of the tornadoes that killed hundreds in the South had winds of 205 mph and was the first EF-5 tornado in Mississippi since 1966.

That’s the highest rating given by the weather service for tornado damage. Meteorologist Jim LaDue at the weather service’s Storm Prediction Center says he expects many more of the tornados that killed at least 297 people will be rated EF-5 later Friday.

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