Preliminary Damage Update #3 for May 2, 2021 and May 4, 2021 Severe Weather Event

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the severe weather events that impacted the state on May 2, 2021 and May 4, 2021. At this time, no fatalities have been reported to MEMA from either weather event. MEMA understands that there is significant damage to portions of the state due to weather. Our staff is working with county EMA directors to complete damage assessments. Every disaster starts local and ends local. State resources have been provided to the counties that have requested assistance.

As of this morning, the National Weather Service has confirmed 5 tornadoes that occurred on May 4th:

  1. Rankin County: EF-1 (90 mph)
  2. Hinds/Rankin County: EF-1 (110 mph)
  3. Warren County: EF-1 (105 mph)  *This tornado formed in Lousiana and crossed the state line into Mississippi*
  4. Leake County: EF-1 (110 mph)
  5. Yazoo County: EF-0 (85 mph)

 

The following counties have submitted official preliminary damage reports from the severe weather on May 4, 2021 to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency:

  • Hinds – 172 homes; 6 businesses
  • Itawamba – 3 homes; 1 business
  • Leake – 21 homes; 9 businesses
  • Newton – 5 homes; 3 businesses
  • Rankin – 8 homes
  • Sunflower – 4 homes
  • Tallahatchie – 1 public building
  • Warren – 15 homes
  • Yazoo – 10 homes; 1 business

 

The following counties have submitted official preliminary damage reports from the severe weather on May 2, 2021, to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency:

  • Calhoun – 43 homes; 6 businesses; 2 public bridges
  • Hinds – 24 homes
  • Lee – 75 homes; 6 businesses; 1 public building
  • Pontotoc – 10 homes; 1 business
  • Yazoo – 76 homes; 4 businesses; 1 public road

 

*These are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process.

 

Residents and business owners can self-report damage from the severe storms on May 2, 2021 and/or May 4, 2021 through MEMA’s Crisis Track Self-Reporting tool. If citizens have immediate unmet needs, they are encouraged to contact their county emergency management agency. A list of those county contacts can be found here.

 

 

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