CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — Security cameras caught the fury of Tuesday’s tornado as it hit a high school after students were gone for the day.
The National Weather Service said the tornado’s path was 100 yards wide and traveled two and a half miles, and packed winds of up to 95 mph.
The tornado formed about 4:55 p.m. around three miles west to southwest of Alamo where the Crockett County High School is located.
It is listed as having ended at 5:03 p.m. about two miles west to northwest of Alamo.
Nasty weather also hammered other states in the South, with tornado warnings issued in Mississippi and Alabama.
At least two tornadoes hit Mississippi, including in Shuqualak, the National Weather Service in Jackson said.
There were reports of damage in Collinsville to a church and several homes, said Dinah Farmer with the Lauderdale County Emergency Management.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, said a tornado cut through Pickens County on Tuesday evening. Sky Hallmon, an emergency official with the county, said several homes and mobile homes were damaged. Administrative offices for a federal prison also were damaged, he said.
Information from CNN is included in this story.