PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is responding to severe weather that impacted the state on April 23-24, 2021. During this event, many Mississippians experienced multiple waves of active weather resulting in damaging wind, flooding and tornadoes. One storm-related fatality in Pearl River County and two injuries (George and Stone) have been reported to MEMA as a result of the severe weather. During the severe weather, swift-water rescues took place in Wilkinson County without incident. At this time, there have been no resource requests made to the state.
The following counties have reported damage to MEMA:
- George -1 home
- Perry – 1 home
- Stone– 3 homes
- Wilkinson – 21 homes, 1 public building
*These are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process.