Poplar Creek, Mississippi

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Poplar Creek
Poplar Creek is located in Mississippi
Poplar Creek
Poplar Creek
Poplar Creek's position in Mississippi.
Coordinates: 33°21′07″N 89°33′20″W / 33.35194°N 89.55556°W / 33.35194; -89.55556Coordinates: 33°21′07″N 89°33′20″W / 33.35194°N 89.55556°W / 33.35194; -89.55556
Country United States
State Mississippi
CountyMontgomery
Elevation
100 m (400 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID676219
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Poplar Creek, Mississippi

Poplar Creek (also recorded as Polar Creek) is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Mississippi.[1] On April 27, 2011, a tornado hit the Poplar Creek area as part of the 2011 Super Outbreak, causing heavy tree and power line damage.[2] The tornado was classified as an EF-2, with estimated wind speeds of 125 mph (201 km/h; 109 kn).[3] The path of destruction was 1 mile (1.6 km) wide and the tornado travelled a path of 11.5 miles (18.5 km).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Poplar Creek, Mississippi." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Poplar Creek, Mississippi Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ NOAA Report
  3. ^ a b NOAA Jackson Report