PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received a report of one death and storm damage in 19 counties as a result of the severe weather that moved through the state Thursday.
The counties reporting damages are as follows:
- Carroll: Power outages.
- Chickasaw: Damage to a home. Power outages.
- Coahoma: Damage to a few homes. Power outages.
- Forrest: One death as a result of a tree falling on a vehicle.
- Itawamba: Damage to a couple of homes and businesses.
- Jones: Damage near a home.
- Lamar: Several homes damaged due to flooding, and 12 roads flooded.
- Lee: Damage to a few homes. Trees down and power outages.
- Leflore: A few power outages.
- Lowndes: Trees and power lines down.
- Marion: Damage near a home.
- Monroe: Trees down.
- Panola: Damage to one home. Lightning strike causing a fire at a daycare center in Batesville.
- Pontotoc: Damage to a few homes. Power outages and trees down.
- Sunflower: Power outages.
- Tishomingo: Damage to a home. Power outages and trees down.
- Tunica: Property damage. Power outages.
- Washington: Leland emergency services are without radio communications, due to possible lightning strike.
- Webster: Trees 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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