April Severe Weather Update #1

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather beginning on April 9, 2024. There are reports of homes damaged, trees down, roads blocked, and power outages due to the storms. One death (Scott County) and one injury (Grenada County) have been reported to MEMA. Statewide, counties have reported 72 homes have been damaged.

Initial damage assessments are underway. The following is PRELIMINARY and will change through the assessment process. These counties report some damage to homes ranging from affected to destroyed.

· Grenada – 1 injury, 3 homes

· Hinds – 6 homes

· Marshall – 9 homes

· Scott– 1 death, 45 homes

· Warren – 3 homes

· Yazoo – 6 homes

MEMA encourages residents who’ve sustained damage after a severe weather event to do the following:

· File an insurance claim.

· Take photos of the damage to the home. · Report damage to county/MEMA via the self-report tool.