PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received updated damage reports from severe storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. At least 20 homes have been damaged in several counties. No injuries are being reported.
As of 1:30 p.m. Entergy Mississippi is reporting 1,087 customers without power, the largest number being in Hinds County with 519.
The National Weather Service is conducting tornado surveys in eight counties: Rankin, Scott, Leake, Winston, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Clay and Monroe.
Counties reporting damage:
- Calhoun: Widespread power outages.
- Coahoma: Church and a home damaged, radio tower damaged.
- Grenada: Six homes minor damage.
- Itawamba: Houseboats damaged from roof collapse.
- Lee: Home damaged.
- Leflore: Power outages.
- Monroe: Home damaged, trucks overturned off Hwy 25, power outages.
- Neshoba: Roof damage, multiple power outages, grass fires caused by downed lines.
- Oktibbeha: Homes with roof damage.
- Rankin: Power outages, trees down.
- Scott: One home destroyed, 12 with minor damage, debris on roads.
- Tallahatchie: Home damaged.
- Warren: Powerlines down along Hwy. 3.
- Winston: One home major damage, one minor, one farm building destroyed.
- Yazoo: Home damaged.
Damage assessments continue by county emergency managers.
The State Emergency Operations Center is staffed and monitoring requests for resources from counties.
MEMA will provide updates as information becomes available. The best way to get up-to-date information during this event is to “Like” MEMA on Facebook, or “Follow” us on twitter @msema.