PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of two injuries and storm damage in eight counties as a result of the severe weather that is moving through the state.
According to the National Weather Service, the threat of severe weather is diminishing for much of north and central Mississippi. Many areas of the state are still at risk for frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain.
The counties reporting damages are as follows:
- Chickasaw: Damage to a home. Trees and power lines down.
- Coahoma: Damage to a home and trees down. One injury.
- Grenada: Damage to a few homes. Trees and power lines down.
- Panola: Damage to a few homes. Several roads closed due to debris and flooding. One injury.
- Pontotoc: Damage to several homes. Several roads closed due to debris and flooding.
- Quitman: Damage to a few homes. Trees and power lines down.
- Tishomingo: Damage to a home and trees down.
- Webster: Trees down and power outages.
Damage assessments are ongoing. Damage report updates will be released as they become available.
Residents should continue monitoring their local media, social media or other technology for current weather conditions.
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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