PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received a report of one death and storm damage in 19 counties as a result of the severe weather that moved through the state Thursday.

The counties reporting damages are as follows:

  • Carroll: Power outages.
  • Chickasaw: Damage to a home. Power outages.
  • Coahoma: Damage to a few homes. Power outages.
  • Forrest: One death as a result of a tree falling on a vehicle.
  • Itawamba: Damage to a couple of homes and businesses.
  • Jones: Damage near a home.
  • Lamar: Several homes damaged due to flooding, and 12 roads flooded.
  • Lee: Damage to a few homes. Trees down and power outages.
  • Leflore: A few power outages.
  • Lowndes: Trees and power lines down.
  • Marion: Damage near a home.
  • Monroe: Trees down.
  • Panola: Damage to one home. Lightning strike causing a fire at a daycare center in Batesville.
  • Pontotoc: Damage to a few homes. Power outages and trees down.
  • Sunflower: Power outages.
  • Tishomingo: Damage to a home. Power outages and trees down.
  • Tunica: Property damage. Power outages.
  • Washington: Leland emergency services are without radio communications, due to possible lightning strike.
  • Webster: Trees down.

Damage assessments are ongoing. Damage report updates will be released as they become available.

MEMA urges the public to report damages to your local Emergency Management Agency. For a list of contact numbers for your county, visit

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