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MEMA releases damage report from Saturday storms

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The state agency reports damage in 25 Mississippi counties because of tornadoes, high winds and flooding.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 3:05 PM
Updated: Jan 13, 2020 6:34 PM

PEARL, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports damage in 25 counties when severe weather moved through the state on Saturday. 

MEMA says over 9,100 power outages are reported statewide.

The report says a majority of the outages are in Bolivar, DeSoto, Sunflower, and Washington counties.

The National Weather Service is also conducting damages surveys in the state.

MEMA continues to receive reports from local emergency management crews and the numbers are expected to change.

Anyone with damage is asked to report it to their local emergency management office.  


Bolivar – 107 homes damaged, three roads damaged, four injured
Carrol – one home damaged, 10 roads damaged
Chickasaw – one home damaged, 10 roads damaged
Choctaw – 26 apartment units damaged, 10 roads closed due to debris, two closed due to flooding
Coahoma – two homes damaged
Copiah – one home damaged
DeSoto – 210 homes damaged, five roads closed
          EF-1 tornado from Tate into DeSoto County
          EF-2 tornado

Grenada – 10 homes damaged
Hinds – 13 homes damaged
Leflore – three homes damaged
Leake – 10 roads closed due to flooding
Lee – homes damaged, roads flooded
Marshall – five homes damaged, three roads closed, one injured
Monroe – one home damaged, 10 apartment units damaged, 15 roads closed
Oktibbeha – 30 roads closed and/or flooded
Panola – 50 homes damaged, 30 roads closed and/or flooded, one injury
Prentiss – 54 homes damaged, five apartments damaged
Quitman – eight homes damaged, four apartments damaged, one road closed
Sunflower – homes damaged, five roads closed, six injured
Tallahatchie – 30 homes damaged
Tate – four homes damaged
EF-1 tornado into DeSoto County
Tishomingo – three homes damaged, three roads closed
Tunica – four homes damaged, four businesses damaged, 17 farms damaged, two injured
Washington – 20 homes damaged, 50 apartments damaged, 10 roads closed, two injured
Webster – three homes damaged, 15 roads closed

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