The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on February 24, 1971 · Page 16
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The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi · Page 16

Greenville, Mississippi
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Wednesday, February 24, 1971
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Stoneville log Diary of a mad tornado When John Hursh looked at the weather wire at the Environmental Science Services Administration office at Stoneville, he couldn't believe his eyes. The wire, which began running at 2:30 a.m. Monday, showed more tornadoes sighted in Mississippi than in three decades. Hursh, chief meteorologist at Stoneville, released the wire copy to the Delta Democrat-Times today. It illustrates, in terse words, the magnitude of the disaster: The following are reports as received and reported by the Jackson Weather Service office...some of these reports are confirmed but many are not confirmed...repeat many of these reports are not confirmed. The first servere thunderstorm was indicated by radar at 9:45 a.m. CST just west Of Oeveland. 11:45 am...the Cleveland Police Dept. reported sighting a tornado 6 miles south west of Cleveland. 12:10 pm...funnel cloud north of Tutwiler. 12:22 pm...funnel cloud reported at Drew. 2:35 pm...funnel cloud reported 5 miles east of Senatobia. 2:50 pm...tornado sighted at Delhi La. 3:35 pm...tornado indicated by radar just southwest of Ruleville. 3:55 pm...funnel cloud 4 miles west of Rolling Fork. 4:00 pm...funnel cloud just northeast of Drew. 4:08 pm...tornado reported at Drew. 4:13 pm...funnel cloud 12 miles southwest of Clarksdale. 4:15 pm...tornado aloft just west of Tutwiler. 4:16 pm...tornado just north of Webb. 4:20 pm...tornado 2% miles northeast of Rolling Fork. 4:25 pm...Rome Miss, requested ambulance. 4:25 pm...tornado reported at Fitter. 4:25 pm...tornado on ground 6 miles west of Isola moving toward Greenwood. · 4:00 pm...tornado 3 miles southwest of Tutwiler. 4:00 pm...reports of damage in Rome. 1 fatality...numerous injuries. ' 4:20 pm...tornado 2% miles northeast of Rolling Fork. 4:31 pm...tornado 8 miles east of Anguilla. 4:45 pm...tornado 3 miles southwest of Belzoni. 4:55 pm...tornado 6 miles north of Clarksdale. 5:00 pm...tornado 7 miles south of Belzoni...Goodenlake Community blown away...4 fatalities and numerous ambulances coming to Belzoni hospital. 5:05 pm...tornado indicated by radar 20 miles southwest of Greenwood. 5:10 pm...reports of homes destroyed in Mattson Community southwest 01 Clarksdale. 5:10 received tornado at Inverness...much destruction. 5:20 pm...tornado went just west of Greenwood. 5:23 pm...tornado indicated by radar 8 miles north of Edwards. 5:30 pm...tornado indicated by radar at Hernando. 5:35 pm...tornado 8 miles north of Edwards. 5:34 pm...funnel cloud 9 miles northwest of Holcomb. 5:45 pm..radar indicates tornado 13 miles north of Edwards... also one 6 miles southeast of Grenada. 5:55 pm...tornado just west of Flora. 5:58 pm...two funnel clouds reported at Inverness moving toward Ittabena. 6:00 pm...radar indicates tornado 6 miles southeast of Yazoo City. 6:13 pm...unconfirmed torando reported 20 miles south of Natchez. 6:20 pm...tornado 6 miles southeast of Yazoo City. 6:20 pm...tornado reported southwest of Jackson. 6:25 pm...funnel cloud reported over Jackson. 6:43 pin...two funnel clouds west of Jackson. 6:39 pm...radar indicates tornado 3 miles east northeast of Utica. 6:54 pm...tornado reported on ground 3 miles south of Clinton. 7:08 pm...funnel cloud in southwest Jackson. 7:10 pm...tornado indicated by radar 8 miles west southwest of Clinton. 7:10 pm...radar indicates tornado 8 west southwest of Canton. 7:10 pm...tornado at Florence. 7:20 pm...radar indicates tornado 3 miles west southwest of Florence. 7:23 pm...tornado in west Oxford. 7:22 pm...tornado 1% miles west of Oxford. 7:35 pm...funnel cloud and high winds in McLauring Shopping Center just east of Jackson. 8:00 pm...funnel cloud 2 miles south of Brandon. 8:30 pm...tornado in hurricane community in Pontotoc house destroyed. 8:30 pm...funnel cloud 1 mile.south of Carthage. 8:50 pm...funnel cloud mile south of Magee. 7:42 received of 14 housetrailers destroyed at Oxford. 8:40 pm...tornado Benton...Tippah County line and one between Holly Springs and Ashland. Seven injuries. 9:30 pm...funnel cloud between Starkville and Ackerman. NATIONAL WEATHER -Wednesday night will find snow flurries over the Northern and mid Rockies, while light rain and drizzle will develop in the Gulf coastal area. Clear and pleasant to partly cloudy skies should dominate the remainder of the nation. No major temperature change is expected from last night. Minimum readings include: Atlanta 36, Boston 28, Chicago 25. 16 Wednesday, Feb. 24,1971 Delta Democrat-Times Greenville, Mississipp' Bankruptcy AUCTION DELTA PLANTATION AND HOME . .7% mi. South of Waverly, La. in Madison Parish, l2'/ 2 Mi. From Delhi, La. CORRECTED DATE Sat. March 13 11 A.M. Approximately 200 acres with attractive modern 3-bedroom home. Barn and other improvements. Most land under cultivation, part open. Attractive mineral situation. Near Interstate 20. A REAL OPPORTUNITY Inspection before the sale by appointment only. 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