April Severe Weather Update #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather and flooding for April 9-10. At the time of this release, two deaths have been reported (Scott and Leflore) and six injuries due to the recent storms and flooding. The National Weather Service Jackson confirmed an EF 1 tornado in Hinds County (Learned on April 9) and an EF 0 tornado in Madison County (Mannsdale on April 10).

Statewide, counties have reported that 179 homes were 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, 9 homes
  • Harrison  6 homes
  • Holmes – 4 homes
  • Hinds– 38 homes
  • Madison  16 homes
  • Marshall – 9 homes
  • Neshoba  22 homes
  • Rankin – 10 homes
  • Scott 1 death, 5 injuries, 45 homes
  • Warren – 16 homes
  • Yazoo – 4 homes


Scott County has a shelter open at Roosevelt State Park, 2149 MS-13, Morton, MS 39117. According to the American Red Cross, it will remain open until noon on April 12, 2024.

Yazoo County emergency officials report the dam is secure near the Eastbrook Subdivision off Highway 16 East.

 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.


 Linked is video of damage in Hinds County and Scott County.