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NWS confirms tornado touchdown in DeSoto County Tuesday morning

Weather radar detected debris in the storm just after 6am along Hacks Cross Road in Olive Branch.

OLIVE BRANCH, Mississippi — The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in DeSoto County, Mississippi, early Tuesday morning.

Minor damage was reported after the tornado touched down near Olive Branch, Mississippi. 

The tornado confirmation came after survey teams from the National Weather Service analyzed the damage and confirmed it was consistent with an EF-0 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which measures the strength of a tornado based on damage assessments.

Weather radar detected debris in the storm around 6:05am Tuesday morning. This commonly happens when a tornado touches down and picks up objects like branches, shingles, or other debris.

A Tornado Warning had been in effect for the area for about 15 minutes.

A team from the National Weather Service concluded their survey of the damage today. 

According to their findings, a brief tornado touched down near Polk Lane and Silo Drive in DeSoto County. Minor damage to homes and trees were observed. 

During the storm, winds peaked at 70 mph. 

Once on the ground, the storm traveled 1.4 miles.

No one was injured in the storm. 

An ABC24 crew found minor damage along Polk Lane just south of Goodman Road. An aluminum carport was torn apart and tree branches were snapped, but homes in the area appeared to be unaffected. No other major damage was reported.

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