NWS classifies Craighead, Obion Co. tornado as EF-4

Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 5:16 PM CST
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OBION COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) -Tornadoes ripped through several Mid-South counties last weekend, leaving behind damage and claiming the lives of four people in Tennessee.

As relief efforts continue, the National Weather Service (NWS) has classified the tornado that passed through Craighead County, Arkansas and Obion County, Tennessee an EF-4 tornado.

The long-track supercell storm moved from western Poinsett County Arkansas to Obion County, Tennessee, and into Kentucky. The estimated peak wind was 170 mph.

NWS also confirmed there were also three tornadoes in Poinsett County. Two were EF-0 tornadoes and one was an EF-2.

For more details on the tornadoes’ path and damage, click here.

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