PEARL – Due to the severe weather that impacted the state Monday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) received damage reports from affected counties and continues to assist with response efforts. At this time, four injuries have been reported in Grenada County; all due to wrecks from hydroplaning. We’re told, at this time, one of the four has been released from the hospital.
At the time of this release, eight counties submitted damage report to MEMA.
The following damage reports serve only as initial assessments from the county emergency management offices and can change as MEMA receives additional reports and assessments.
Initial damage reports by county (assessments ongoing):
- Clay – 10 roads closed due to flooding; two roads damaged
- Greene – Four homes damaged
- Grenada – One home damaged, one road destroyed, seven roads with minor damage; four people injured due to wrecks from hydroplaning.
- Leake – levee breach, five homes evacuated, Highway 16 closed
- Warren – Highway 80 road closure
- Yazoo – 20 homes damaged, 10 roads closed due to flooding, 12 people displaced; potential dam failure, four homes and a church are threatened
- Oktibbeha– First Baptist Church, Starkville on STANDBY
Attala – 5,000 Sandbags
Leake – 5,000 Sandbags
Leake County – State Route 16 is closed in both directions between East Franklin Street and Midway Road
Warren County – U.S. Highway 80 is closed in both directions at Mount Alban Road