Zama, Mississippi

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Zama
Zama is located in Mississippi
Zama
Zama
Zama's position in Mississippi.
Coordinates: 32°58′30″N 89°22′48″W / 32.97500°N 89.38000°W / 32.97500; -89.38000Coordinates: 32°58′30″N 89°22′48″W / 32.97500°N 89.38000°W / 32.97500; -89.38000
Country United States
State Mississippi
CountyAttala
Elevation
127 m (417 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID691172
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Zama, Mississippi

Zama (also, Ayres) is an unincorporated community in Attala County, Mississippi.[1] On April 27, 2011, a tornado hit the Zama area as part of the 2011 Super Outbreak, causing heavy tree and power line damage.[2] The tornado was classified as an EF-1, with estimated wind speeds of 95 mph (153 km/h; 83 kn). The tornado destroyed a barn in its path of destruction of 50 yards (46 m) wide as it travelled a path of 1 mile (1.6 km).[3]

References[edit]

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