FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 15, 2016
PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of storm damage from 19 counties from severe weather that moved through the state Monday. Minor injuries have been reported in Lincoln County. National Weather Service Survey Teams will determine the number and strength of tornadoes.
The counties reporting damages are as follows:
• Amite: Homes and agricultural structures damaged trees down and power outages.
• Claiborne: Trees down and power outages.
• Clarke: Numerous trees down.
• Copiah: Trees and power outages.
• Covington: Home damaged, trees down.
• Forrest: Trees down and power outages.
• Franklin: Mobile home destroyed, another home damaged, trees down and power outages.
• Hinds: Trees down and power outages.
• Jasper: Home damaged, trees and power lines down.
• Jefferson: Trees down and power outages.
• Jones: Homes damaged by falling limbs, trees and power lines down.
• Leake: Homes and agricultural buildings damaged, numerous trees down.
• Lauderdale: Mobile home damaged, trees down and power outages.
• Lincoln: Mobile home destroyed with minor injuries near Loyd Star. Wesson High School damaged, school was in session but no injuries reported, trees and power lines down.
• Newton: Trees down and power outages.
• Simpson: Trees down and power outages.
• Smith: One home and one business destroyed, One home and business damaged, trees and power lines down near Sylvarena.
• Walthall: One home and mobile home destroyed other homes and a church damaged. Trees and powerlines down.
• Winston: Trees and power lines down.
Damage assessments are ongoing. Damage report updates will be released as they become available.
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.
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