Preliminary Damage Reported from Hurricane Delta

DAMAGE UPDATE #4:

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – On Friday, October 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Mississippi as well as a brief spin-up tornado in Franklin County.

While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted to MEMA.  They are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process:

  • Adams County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 59
    • Total Businesses Impacted: 3
  • Claiborne County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 7
    • Total Businesses Impacted: 1
    • Total Public Roads Impacted: 1
  • Copiah County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 3
  • Franklin County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 8
    • Total Public Roads Impacted: 20
  • Jefferson County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 4
  • Leflore County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 2
  • Lincoln County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 4
  • Warren County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 3
  • Wilkinson County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 4
    • Total Public Roads Impacted: 14

 MEMA continues to work directly with Local County EMA Directors to assess further the damage caused by this tropical system. Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Click here to view the self-report links for each county.

Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Delta on Wednesday, October 7. President Trump then approved Governor Reeves’ request for a pre-landfall disaster declaration on Thursday, October 9.

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DAMAGE UPDATE #3:

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – On Friday, October 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Mississippi. Additionally, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Franklin County with maximum winds of 76 mph from Delta.

While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted to MEMA.  They are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process:

  • Adams County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 27
    • Total Businesses Impacted: 3
  • Claiborne County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 7
    • Total Businesses Impacted: 1
    • Total Public Roads Impacted: 1
  • Copiah County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 3
  • Jefferson County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 2
  • Lincoln County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 4
  • Wilkinson County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 4
    • Total Public Roads Impacted: 14

MEMA continues to work directly with Local County EMA Directors to assess further the damage caused by this tropical system. Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Click here to view the self-report links for each county.

Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Delta on Wednesday, October 7. President Trump then approved Governor Reeves’ request for a pre-landfall disaster declaration on Thursday, October 9.

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DAMAGE UPDATE #2:

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – On Friday, October 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Mississippi. Additionally, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Franklin County from Delta.

While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted to MEMA.  They are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process:

  • Adams: 27 homes in total impacted; three homes were destroyed; three homes with major damage; one business with major damage
  • Claiborne: Six homes affected; one mobile home with major damage; one business with minor damage
  • Jefferson: One home destroyed; one mobile home with minor damage
  • Lincoln: Three homes with minor damage; two public utilities with major damage
  • Wilkinson: Four homes with major damage; 14 public roads with minor damage

MEMA continues to work directly with Local County EMA Directors to assess further the damage caused by this tropical system. Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Click here to view the self-report links for each county.

Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Delta on Wednesday, October 7. President Trump then approved Governor Reeves’ request for a pre-landfall disaster declaration on Thursday, October 9.

*To view damage video and photos, visit this link: https://www.msema.org/delta/

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DAMAGE UPDATE #1:

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – On Friday, October 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, bringing with it damaging winds, rain and the possibility of tornadoes. At this time, two injuries (Wilkinson and Lincoln Counties) have been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency due to the storm.

While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted to MEMA.  They are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process:

  • Lincoln: Three homes with minor damage; two public utilities with major damage
  • Wilkinson: Four homes with major damage; 14 public roads with minor damage

Currently, the Adams County Safe Room remains open: 323 Liberty Road, Natchez, MS 39120.  MEMA personnel is in Adams County, assisting with their storm response and damage assessments.

 MEMA continues to work directly with Local County EMA Directors to assess further the damage caused by this tropical system. Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Those links for each county can be found on our website https://www.msema.org/.

Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Delta on Wednesday, October 7. President Trump then approved Governor Reeves’ request for a pre-landfall disaster declaration on Thursday, October 9.

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