March 30 Severe Weather Update #4

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to work with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on March 30, 2022. At this time, at least twenty- one tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service 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-one counties have reported some sort of damage in their area. Twenty-four counties have provided preliminary damage numbers to MEMA. These numbers are subject to change through the validation process:

  • Attala– 10 Homes; 10 Farms
  • Bolivar– 23 Homes; 15 Businesses; 1 Farm
  • Calhoun–  15 Homes
  • Carroll
  • Coahoma– 21 Homes; 1 Business
  • DeSoto – 5 Homes; 1 Business
  • Forrest – 17 Homes; 1 Business; 1 Farm
  • George
  • Greene – 27 Homes; 3 Businesses
  • Harrison– 9 Homes
  • Hinds – 39 Homes
  • Holmes
  • Humphreys
  • Jackson – 13 Homes
  • Lafayette – 4 Homes; 2 Businesses
  • Lauderdale– 5 Homes; 4 Businesses
  • Leake– 19 Homes; 27 Farms
  • Leflore– 8 Homes; 3 Businesses; 1 Farm
  • Madison– 5 Homes
  • Marshall – 4 Homes
  • Noxubee
  • Prentiss
  • Panola– 133 Homes; 1 Business; 2 Farms
  • Smith– 7 Homes; 3 Businesses
  • Sunflower
  • Tallahatchie– 62 Homes;
  • Warren– 37 Homes; 1 Business
  • Washington– 2 Homes
  • Wayne– 37 Homes; 9 Businesses; 1 Farm
  • Yalobusha– 10 Homes
  • Yazoo– 28 Homes; 3 Businesses

The MEMA Call Center remains open today to assist residents in need of resources: 1-800-445-6362

The MEMA Call Center will close at 5:30 p.m. today.

Another round of severe weather is expected overnight into tomorrow, April 5, 2022; strong damaging winds and tornadoes are likely. MEMA is encouraging residents to:

  • Monitor the forecast
  • Have tornado alerts turned on LOUD
  • Have a Disaster Kit with at least 72 hours’ worth of non-perishable food and water
  • Identify a safe place to go in case of a tornado
  • Prepare for prolonged power outages

More tips can be found here.

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