One home destroyed, another sustains “major damage” in Jackson County during severe storms Sunday

(WXXV) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says more than 8,000 customers without power across the state as of late Tuesday morning.

In South Mississippi, Coast Electric and Mississippi Power restored electricity to more than 5,000 people overnight.

Multiple tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued between Sunday evening and early Monday morning.

In Jackson County, one home was destroyed and one home sustained major damage. In Forrest County, 8 homes were damaged and at least 25 roads are closed due to debris.

In Marion County, 20 homes were damaged, more than 20 roads remain closed due to debris, and one fire station on Hurricane Creek Road was destroyed. One storm-related death from Marion County has been reported to the agency.

For those that sustained damage during the April 19 severe weather, you’re encouraged to report that damage to MEMA using the citizen self-reporting tool: https://www.msema.org/contact/crisistrackcsr/

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