Two F2 Tornadoes In 2 Months For Olive Branch

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Two F2 tornadoes in two months have hit Olive Branch.
Mayor Sam Rikard says it makes him doubt the old saying that lighting won't strike twice in the same place. He says it's amazing nobody was killed or seriously hurt.
One tornado hit Thursday, destroying at least six homes and causing major damage to another 15 in a well-to-do neighborhood in the DeSoto County city of 31,830.
Rikard says most of the houses cost between $180,000 to $200,000.
Jeff Rent, spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, says it doesn't look as if there was enough damage for federal help.
On June 12, another F2 tornado -- with winds of 113 to 157 miles an hour -- did major damage to six houses in another part of Olive Branch.


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