March 30 Severe Weather Update #2

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on March 30, 2022. At this time, at least nine tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service Jackson (6), NWS New Orleans (2), and NWS Memphis (1) to have occurred in Mississippi on that date. Six injuries have been reported to MEMA ( 1- Bolivar, 1-Holmes, 1- Lafayette, 2-Noxubee,  1-Panola).

Thirty-two counties have reported some sort of damage in their area. Seventeen counties have provided preliminary damage numbers to MEMA. These numbers are subject to change through the validation process:

 

  • Attala– 10 Homes; 10 Farms
  • Bolivar– 19 Homes; 10 Businesses
  • Calhoun
  • Carroll
  • Coahoma– 15 Homes; 1 Business
  • DeSoto – 5 Homes; 1 Business
  • Forrest – 11 Homes; 1 Business; 1 Farm
  • George
  • Greene – 23 Homes; 2 Businesses
  • Harrison– 9 Homes
  • Hinds – 34 Homes
  • Holmes
  • Humphreys
  • Jackson – 13 Homes
  • Lafayette – 4 Homes; 2 Businesses
  • Lawrence
  • Lauderdale– 9 Homes; 5 Businesses
  • Leake
  • Leflore
  • Madison
  • Marshall – 4 Homes
  • Noxubee
  • Oktibbeha
  • Panola– 57 Homes; 1 Business
  • Smith– 6 Homes; 3 Businesses
  • Sunflower
  • Tallahatchie
  • Warren– 37 Homes; 1 Business
  • Washington
  • Wayne– 32 Homes; 3 Businesses
  • Yalobusha
  • Yazoo– 28 Homes; 3 Businesses

To see a video of the damage in Bolivar, Tallahatchie, Greene, and Warren counties, click here.

For a video of the damage in Forrest and Hinds counties, click here.

MEMA encourages residents who’ve sustained damage to do the following after a severe weather event:

  • File an insurance claim
  • Take photos of the damage to the home
  • Report damage to county/MEMA via the self-report tool
  • For information on resources, contact the county EMA or call the MEMA call center:

1-800-445-6362.

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