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Preliminary tornado count in Mississippi

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - This week has been very quiet with no severe weather, thank goodness for that. However, over the past several weeks, we’ve had a series of severe weather events, and even some tornado outbreaks. The National Weather Service recently released a preliminary tornado count for Mississippi....
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Clarkdale tornado was up to a mile wide

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The tornado that heavily damaged southern Lauderdale County and northern Clarke County was about a mile wide when it hit the Clarkdale area. That’s according to the damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Jackson. Top winds were 120 mph, giving the tornado...
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This week's storms produced EF2 tornado; damage in two-dozen counties

JACKSON, Miss. — Wednesday's storms produced at least five tornadoes, one of which was an EF2, according to the National Weather Service. An NWS damage survey team said the EF2 tornado was confirmed in northern Clarke County. The tornado was also associated with damage in northern Jasper and southern Lauderdale counties.
JACKSON, MS

6 injuries, 6 tornadoes confirmed from April 13 storms

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – An updated report on Friday, April 15 from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) showed that six people were injured and six tornadoes formed during the Wednesday, April 13 severe storm. One injury was reported in Clarke County, two in Alcorn County and three in Tippah County. At least six tornadoes […]
JACKSON, MS
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NWS confirms EF-2 in Clarke County, Lauderdale assessment delayed

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The National Weather Service began damage surveys Thursday in portions of east and central Mississippi. An EF-2 tornado was confirmed in Clarke County. The assessment of Lauderdale County was delayed. It’s at least an EF-2 but could possibly have strengthened coming into Lauderdale County. Other assessments were being done for Neshoba, Winston, Jasper, Leake and Noxubee counties for severe thunderstorms that moved through the state Wednesday.
CLARKE COUNTY, MS
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Storm damage reports in area

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - There are multiple reports of damage in the Clarkdale Road area in Lauderdale County, as well as multiple trees down in both Lauderdale County and Northern Clarke County. Officials are asking folks to stay off of the roads unless you have an emergency. There are many...
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Storms cause significant damage in Clarkdale

CLARKDALE, Miss. (WTOK) - Wednesday’s severe weather heavily impacted the southern part of Lauderdale County and the northern part of Clarke County. “It happened fast, man. You could hear it coming. You had a matter of seconds to find a place,” said Richard Thomas who rode out the storm.
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Enterprise hires coach Will Tabor

City leaders are looking to revamp one of the busiest streets in Meridian which is estimated to cost $28 million. Storm downs trees, causes power outages and flooding in Clarke County. The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors discussed their options to allow medical marijuana dispensaries outside city limits or not.
ENTERPRISE, MS
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Bond denied for murder suspect in Quitman

QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Bond has been denied for a Clarke County man charged with murder. Sheriff Todd Kemp says Michael “Mike Mike” Tillman faces one charge of first degree murder. Tillman is accused of shooting and killing 32-year-old Roderick McCarty on Apr. 1. Officials said the two...
QUITMAN, MS
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One dead, suspect in custody in Clarke County homicide

CLARKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - One man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in a shooting death early Friday. Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp said Michael “Mike Mike” Tillman was taken into custody around 2:00 p.m. Friday. Tillman is accused of killing Roderick McCarty, 32, around...
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