2 people confirmed dead, 77 injured after Hurricane Zeta

HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WXXV) – Two people are confirmed dead on the Coast during Hurricane Zeta.

Damage assessments will continue this week as the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency works with county EMA directors.

Both fatalities occurred in Harrison County. In all, 77 people were injured during the storm.

More than 9,000 homes received damage. Businesses and farms are also reporting damage. And MEMA says numerous public roads were affected.

The following are deaths and injuries were reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency:

  • Harrison: 2 Deceased, 49 Injured
  • Jackson: 9 Injured
  • Perry: 1 Injured
  • Hancock: 17 Injured
  • George: 1 Injured

While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted to MEMA.

Jackson:

  • Total Homes Affected: 1,322
  • Total Public Roads/Buildings Affected: 42

Harrison

  • Total Homes Affected: 7,061
  • Total Businesses/Farms Affected: 195
  • Total Public Roads/Buildings Affected: 210

Hancock

  • Total Homes Affected: 350
  • Total Businesses/Farms Affected: 26

Forrest

  • Total Homes Affected: 12

George

  • Total Homes Affected: 283
  • Total Businesses/Farms Affected: 2
  • Total Public Roads/Buildings Affected: 1

Greene

  • Total Homes Affected: 248
  • Total Businesses/Farms Affected:4

Perry

  • Total Homes Affected: 21
  • Total Businesses/Farms Affected: 2

Stone

  • Total Homes Affected: 37
  • Total Businesses/Farms Affected: 26
  • Total Public Roads/Buildings Affected: 2

Wayne

  • Total Homes Affected: 9
  • Total Public Roads/Buildings Affected: 1

These are preliminary numbers, and MEMA says they expect the damage estimates could change.

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