The National Weather Service (NWS) rated the tornado that struck the Mississippi over the weekend as EF-4. This is the third strongest tornado in the area in just one week, and the fourth EF-4 tornado in 2020, making this year one of the worst EF-4 tornadoes since 2014.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has released its initial storm reports, confirming one death and more than 80 properties partially or completely damaged. So far this year, tornadoes in the United States have caused 67 deaths, making it the deadliest single tornado since 2012.
On Sunday, April 19, 2020, an outbreak of severe weather spawned tornadoes and high winds across wide swaths of the deep South. A 70-year-old man died in Marion County, Mississippi, and another person was injured.