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Twister Monday in Raymond was rare June sight

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A strong storm that blew through Hinds County near Raymond on Monday was a tornado, one that downed trees and caused damage to some homes.

(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

The EF-1 struck near Raymond and was just the fifth June tornado to affect the Jackson office of the National Weather Service’s forecast area in the past 20 years, forecasters said. No injuries were reported. Maximum wind speeds in the EF-1 category are between 86 and 110 miles per hour, according to the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Weather warnings associated with the fast-moving storm cell prompted alerts at Hinds Community College, specifically at John Bell Williams Airport, a few miles from the Raymond Campus.

Raymond is about 15 miles west of Jackson and about 35 miles east of Vicksburg.

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