Winter Storm Update #3

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the winter weather event that resulted in extreme cold and two rounds of wintry precipitation across the state from February 11 – February 19. MEMA is reporting an additional storm-related death in Simpson County.

Statewide, there have been a total of six storm-related fatalities reported in Warren (2), Lafayette (1), Neshoba (1) and Oktibbeha (1) and Simpson (1) counties.

MEMA has distributed over 500,000 bottles of water during these last two weeks.  We continue to aid those counties requesting resources.