Initial Damage Reports from April 22-23 Severe Weather

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is assisting counties affected by the April 22-23, 2020 severe weather event. At the time of this release, there are more than 35,000 customers without power across the state. No injuries or fatalities have been reported to MEMA at this time.

As of this morning, three counties have submitted official damage reports to MEMA. Further damage assessments will be conducted throughout the next several days.

These are initial reports, numbers could change throughout today and the upcoming days.

(Not all three counties are listed below)

  • Pike –  An estimated 20 homes are damaged/inaccessible. Estimated 40 roads closed due to debris and/or damage

For those that sustained damage during the April 22-23 severe weather, you’re encouraged to report that damage using our citizen self-reporting tool: https://www.msema.org/contact/crisistrackcsr/

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will be working with local county EMA directors to assess the need for long-term sheltering.