The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (M.E.M.A.) has received a report of one death and storm damage in 19 counties as a result of the severe weather that moved through the state Thursday.
The counties reporting damages are as follows:
Carroll: Power outages.
Chickasaw: Damage to a home. Power outages.
Coahoma: Damage to a few homes. Power outages.
Forrest: One death as a result of a tree falling on a vehicle.
Itawamba: Damage to a couple of homes and businesses.
Jones: Damage near a home.
Lamar: Several homes damaged due to flooding, and 12 roads flooded.
Lee: Damage to a few homes. Trees down and power outages.
Leflore: A few power outages.
Lowndes: Trees and power lines down.
Marion: Damage near a home.
Monroe: Trees down.
Panola: Damage to one home. Lightning strike causing a fire at a daycare center in Batesville.
Pontotoc: Damage to a few homes. Power outages and trees down.
Sunflower: Power outages.
Tishomingo: Damage to a home. Power outages and trees down.
Tunica: Property damage. Power outages.
Washington: Leland emergency services are without radio communications, due to possible lightning strike.
Webster: Trees down.
Damage assessments are ongoing. Damage report updates will be released as they become available.
M.E.M.A. urges the public to report damages to your local Emergency Management Agency. For a list of contact numbers for your county, visit www.msema.org/local-ema.
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