PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received initial damage reports from 26 county emergency management agencies as a result of severe storms Sunday. There is one death and at least two injuries being reported. There are more than 16,000 customers without power statewide.
The counties reporting damages are as follows:
- Adams: Eight homes major damage, six homes minor damage, trees and powerlines down, roads closed.
- Attala: Home and church damaged.
- Calhoun: Homes damaged, trees and powerlines down.
- Carroll: Homes and businesses damaged, roads closed, trees and powerlines down.
- Chickasaw: Trees down.
- Claiborne: Homes damaged, roads closed.
- Covington: Trees and powerlines down.
- Forrest: Homes damaged from lightning strikes, trees and powerlines down, flash flooding.
- Grenada: Trees and powerlines down, flash flooding.
- Hancock: Flash flooding, several streets flooded during high tide.
- Hinds: Trees and powerlines down.
- Holmes: One death near Durant. Homes damaged, trees and powerlines down, I-55 southbound closed briefly for tree debris in road.
- Jefferson Davis: One injury from lightning strike.
- Jones: Flash flooding and trees down.
- Lamar: Flash flooding.
- Lowndes: Three homes major damage, 11 homes minor damage, trees and powerlines down.
- Madison: Trees and powerlines down, old water tower damaged in Flora.
- Montgomery: Trees and powerlines down, damage and power outage in the town of Kilmichael.
- Newton: Trees and powerlines down.
- Rankin: One injury from electric shock. Trees and powerlines down.
- Smith: Oil well fire near Taylorsville, struck by lightning.
- Union: Trees down.
- Warren: Trees and powerlines down.
- Webster: Trees down on homes, powerlines down.
- Yalobusha: Home damaged, trees down.
- Yazoo: Homes damaged, trees and powerlines down.
Damage assessments continue.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for additional heavy rainfall through Sunday so citizens are asked to stay alert for the possibility of flash flooding from the saturated ground.
MEMA urges the public to report damages to your local Emergency Management Agency. For a list of contact numbers for your county, visit www.msema.org/local-ema. For more information, go to MEMA’s website at www.msema.org or download the MEMA mobile app on your iOS or Android device.
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