Emergency management agencies assess tornado damage

Federal and state emergency agencies continue to evaluate storm damage in Columbus.

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 7:54 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2019 9:39 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency toured a Columbus community on Tuesday that was badly damaged from an EF-3 tornado.

The agents checked out several locations including Hunt Intermediate School, the Terry Brown Amphitheater and a recreation center, all which were damaged in last month's tornado.

According to the Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency, the federal and state agencies will continue to survey during the coming days.

One future step is to assess the damaged homes in the area.

"Yes, it needs help from the state before now,” said Doris Batts, and resident of a damaged home. “We definitely need help now, all over the city, we need help."

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