NWS confirms two tornadoes in Mid South Saturday morning

NWS confirms two tornadoes in Mid South Saturday morning
Families in Desoto County recover after apparent tornado

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — The National Weather Service has confirmed from a preliminary damage survey that two tornadoes touched down in Desoto County early Saturday morning.

According to their preliminary survey, both Tate and Desoto County experienced an EF-1 tornado with winds estimated at 100 mph.

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There was also an EF-2 tornado spotted in Desoto County, east of Hernando, MS with winds estimated at 120 mph.

The damage was severe enough Governor Phil Bryant signed a declaration that Mississippi is under a state of emergency.