Smithville Tornado Photo Gallery: A look back

By NEMS Daily Journal


April 27, 2011. When the day was over the most powerful storm to strike Mississippi in 40 years had hit and left powerful images.

The Northeast Mississippi storms were part of a storm system that pounded a large part of the southeastern United States. Today, in the NEMS Daily Journal and at DJournal.com the Journal looks back while updating what has happened in areas like Smithville and Chicksaw County since the storms.

NEMS Daily Journal photographers Thomas Wells, C. Todd Sherman and Deste Lee captured the day in photos that this year were honored as the best work in Mississippi and Louisiana with the C.P. Liter Photography Award from the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors.

Today, we offer this photo gallery as a way to look back and remember what took place that day. It is also a reminder of the work that has been done and continues to be done to bring the area back since that day in April.

Click here to view more work by Daily Journal photographers.