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Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  Mississippi
County Attala
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 691172

Zama (also, Ayres) is an unincorporated community in Attala County, Mississippi. On April 27, 2011, a tornado hit the Zama area as part of the April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak, causing heavy tree and power line damage. 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).

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