SEVERE WEATHER DAMAGES MEMA FLEET

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in Pearl sustained damages from severe storms and large hail this afternoon.

Much of the agency’s fleet of vehicles sustained extensive damage from the golf ball to tennis ball sized hail. The agency is working to conduct a thorough assessment of damages to the State Emergency Operations Center, including any possible damage to the building and equipment. This assessment will be completed by tomorrow afternoon.

Seventeen counties have reported damages or impacts related to severe weather to MEMA.

The counties reporting damages are as follows:

  • Amite: Reports of large hail.
  • Calhoun: Trees and power lines down.
  • Chickasaw: Trees and power lines down.
  • Clay: Trees down throughout the county.
  • Grenada: At least one home damaged. Trees and power lines down.
  • Hinds: Homes and public buildings damaged. Large hail reported.
  • Itawamba: At least one home damaged, and one road closed.
  • Lawrence: Reports of large hail.
  • Lee: Trees down throughout the county.
  • Lowndes: Trees and power lines down.
  • Monroe: Trees down throughout the county.
  • Neshoba: Three homes with minor damage.
  • Rankin: Dozens of homes damaged. Large hail reported.
  • Tallahatchie: A few homes damaged.
  • Tishomingo: Trees down.
  • Union: Several homes and buildings damaged. Trees down throughout the county.
  • Warren: At least one home damaged. Trees down.

Severe storms continue to move through the state with damaging winds, large hail and dangerous lightning.

Residents should monitor local media for local weather warnings, or use a battery-operated NOAA weather radio to receive severe weather information.

The public is encouraged to follow MEMA on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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