Preliminary Damage Update Following April 23-24, 2021 Severe Storms

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.