Wednesday, March 01, 2017

February 27, 2017
By Amy O'Connor

Insurers have paid out (click here) more than $31.6 million on 2,801 claims from tornadoes that hit Mississippi last month.
The Mississippi Insurance Department reported the figures through Feb. 3. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said immediately after the storms he expects insured damages could reach the $100 million mark, with $50 million in uninsured losses.
Chaney said on Feb. 22 MID is continuing to assist people in Lamar, Forrest, Perry and Lauderdale counties who were affected by one of the three tornadoes that struck the state on Jan. 21. The most powerful tornado, categorized as an EF-3, tore a 31-mile path across south Mississippi killing four people and destroying more than 1,100 homes, with the most significant damage in the towns of Hattiesburg and Petal.... 

The tornadoes also last longer. This is the May 7th tornado of 2016.