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NWS: EF1 tornado hits central Mississippi city

August 18, 2018

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit the central Mississippi city of Madison.

The agency, in a Twitter post Saturday, said a survey team confirmed Friday’s damage was the result of an EF1 tornado.

Several trees were snapped along the path, and multiple structures were damaged as a severe thunderstorm struck the city around 5 p.m. A 97 mph (156 kph) wind gust was recorded as the tornado crossed Bruce Campbell Field and about a dozen homes in the Sandalwood Subdivision had structural damage. Wind damage was also reported at the Madison Airport.

There were no reports of injuries.

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