PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with affected counties due to severe weather on March 22, 2022. At the time of this release, the National Weather Service Jackson has confirmed five tornadoes. Four EF-1 tornadoes and one EF-3 tornado were found across their coverage area: Clay/Monroe County, Damascus (Kemper County), Edwards (Hinds County), North-Central Hinds, and West Ridgeland (Madison County). The NWS continues to survey damaged areas.
MEMA continues to assist counties in conducting damage assessments. Fourteen counties have reported some sort of damage in their area. Nine counties have provided preliminary damage numbers to MEMA. These numbers are subject to change through the validation process:
- Clay – 39 Homes; 27 Farms/ Businesses
- Copiah – 2 Homes; 1 Business
- Hinds – 43 Homes; 3 Businesses
- Holmes – 11 Homes; 5 Businesses
- Jefferson – 1 Home
- Kemper – 18 Homes
- Smith – 1 Home
- Warren – 15 Homes
- Yazoo – 12 Homes
The MEMA Call Center remains open to assist residents in need of resources:
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.