January Winter Weather Update #10

Pearl, Miss- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and state and local partners worked together as the state experienced winter weather conditions. This system caused damage to water and power systems and shut down transportation in some areas of the state.

Since January 14th 29 injuries and 12 fatalities have been reported to MEMA. Those reports came from the following counties:

  • Chickasaw
  • 2 fatalities
  • Grenada
  • 2 injuries
  • Humphreys
    • 1 fatality
  • Leflore
  • 2 fatalities
  • Marshall
  • 1 fatality
  • 1 injury
  • Panola
  • 2 fatalities
  • 6 injuries
  • Rankin
  • 1 fatality
  • 17 injuries
  • Sharkey
    • 1 fatality
  • Sunflower
  • 1 fatality
  • Washington
  • 1 fatality
  • 3 injuries

Locals opened dozens of warming shelters. As requests came in from locals for those shelters and other needs MEMA worked tirelessly to fulfill them. Since January 14th the following commodities were sent to counties from MEMA:

  • 125 cots
  • 125 blankets
  • 38304 bottles of water

Ice is still being reported on some roads in bridges in the state. MEMA continues to caution Mississippians to follow extreme caution while driving. For more information on road conditions, go to MDOTtraffic | Powered by MDOT.

MEMA has many resources to help residents prepare for a storm, including the new MEMA app. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store free of charge. On the app, users can find checklists, shelter information, and customizable weather alerts tailored to each user.