April 27 2011 Tornado Outbreak - Philadelphia, MS - EF5
EF5 Tornado Scours Ground
Tornado in Philadelphia, MS
During the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27, 2011, a violent EF5 tornado touched down in eastern Mississippi, killing three people. Part of the historic 2011 Super Outbreak, the largest tornado outbreak on record, this was the first of four EF5 tornadoes to touch down that day and the first such storm in Mississippi since the 1966 Candlestick Park tornado. While on the ground for 30 minutes, it traveled along a near 29-mile (47 km) path through four counties, leaving behind three deaths, eight injuries, and $1.1 million in damage.
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