Reports of Mississippi Tornado Damage

It’s still a little early to tell, but it looks like at least a few of our historic places around Mississippi, especially on a northeast line from about Flora through Durant, took a hit from yesterday’s nasty weather. Here are just a few of the reports I’ve seen as of late Sunday night.

NOAA Weather Radar screenshot approximately 10 AM, April 30, 2017

Damage to historic water tower in Flora, Madison County

Major damage in historic Durant

For some aerial shots of Durant damage that seem to show that the historic depot, a project of the Durant Historic Preservation Commission for several years, is relatively undamaged, see WLBT: http://www.msnewsnow.com/slideshow?widgetid=198643&slideshowimageid=1

So far, reports of possible tornadoes in Adams, Claiborne, and Warren counties don’t seem to show damage to historic properties, but if you know of any other places we should be looking, or if you have photos of damage to historic buildings, let us know in the comments section below.



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  1. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in the Emory community of Holmes County has a massive oak down in its cemetery. Very interesting and historic churchyard (church dates back to 1870s) and I fear that there are broken markers beneath this big old tree. Small, mainly elderly congregation.

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