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MEMA provides damage report from Monday's tornado outbreak

As of Wednesday afternoon, MEMA had received damage reports from 14 counties.

Posted: Dec 19, 2019 11:26 AM
Updated: Dec 19, 2019 1:44 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) provided its initial damage report following Monday’s tornado outbreak.

  • Amite: 20 homes damaged
    • EF-2 tornado
  • Clarke: 15 homes damaged
  • Claiborne: EF-1 tornado
  • Franklin: One home damaged, one business damaged
  • Hinds: 62 homes damaged, 2 businesses damaged
  • Jasper: Three chicken farms destroyed
  • Jefferson Davis County: EF-2 tornado that traveled from Lawrence County
  • Jones: 208 homes damaged, 25 businesses damaged
    • EF-3 tornado that traveled from Lamar County
  • Lamar: 16 homes damaged, 11 businesses damaged
    • EF-3 tornado that traveled into Jones County
  • Lawrence: EF-2 tornado that traveled into Jefferson County
  • Lee: 37 homes damaged
    • EF-2 tornado
    • EF-0 tornado
  • Lincoln: 15 homes damaged
  • Marion: 14 homes damaged, 16 businesses damaged
    • EF-2 tornado
    • EF-1 tornado
  • Prentiss: EF-0 tornado
  • Simpson: Five homes damaged
    • EF-3 tornado that traveled into Smith County
  • Smith: 100 homes damaged, three chicken farms destroyed
    • EF-3 tornado that traveled from Simpson County
  • Tishomingo: 13 homes damaged, three businesses damaged
    • EF-1 tornado
  • Union: 12 homes damaged
    • EF-1 tornado

Storm damage in the Alpine community of Union County.

Drone video from Guntown | Date: Dec. 17, 2019

Storm damage in Tishomingo County.

As of Wednesday afternoon, MEMA had received damage reports from 14 counties.

Fifteen tornadoes impacted 15 counties, MEMA said Wednesday afternoon. However, that number will likely change as the National Weather Service continues to survey damaged areas.

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