The National Weather Service has confirmed that it was a tornado that descended on Garrett Bridge in Lincoln County Wednesday night. It is the fourth tornado confirmation from the Wednesday evening storms that ripped across the state.
John Robinson, the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service, rated the tornado at the upper end of the EF1 category with estimated peak winds of 100 to 110 miles per hour. The path was 6.7 miles long and 400 yards wide.
According to the damage assessment, two mobile homes were destroyed, one of those smashed against a tree. A church had roof damage and broken windows, a large shed collapsed onto large farm machinery. Two grain bins were dented. Walls of a house were cracked. Numerous houses and mobile homes received roof damage, with trees falling onto homes. Sheds and outbuildings were destroyed or overturned. A wall of a four-car garage was blown in. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted, including some Cypress and Tupelo trees along Bayou Bartholowmew.