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NWS: 7 tornadoes touched down in MS

Tornado damage in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Source: WDAM Tornado damage in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Source: WDAM
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PINE BELT (WDAM) -

The National Weather Service has determined that seven tornadoes struck Mississippi counties during severe weather Monday. 

Survey teams were sent to Claiborne, Jefferson, Lincoln, Copiah, Simpson, Smith, Jasper, Covington, Lamar and Forrest counties where damage was found after the storms. 

Four of the confirmed storms hit five Pine Belt counties. 

An EF-1 tornado struck Lamar and Forrest County, leaving damage mainly in Purvis. 

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"This tornado touched down near Highway 11, about 2 miles south of Downtown Purvis and around a mile west of Interstate 59. The tornado tracked quickly east/northeast across the interstate before dissipating after going about 1.5 miles into western Forrest County. Along its track the tornado did mostly minor to moderate tree damage, although a few structures did receive modest damage inside Lamar County," according to the team's findings. 

An EF-2 tornado touched down in Covington County, destroying many structures in Mt. Olive. 

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Another EF-1 tornado touched down in Simpson, Smith and Jasper counties leaving damage mainly in Mendenhall. 

There were no injuries reported in any of the tornadoes that touched down in the Pine Belt. 

The National Weather Service may update their report if more damage is assessed later this week. 

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