MEMA provides update on storm damage reports

New data shows the extent of damage the state suffered during last week’s severe weather.

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 3:23 PM
Updated: Feb 27, 2019 4:03 PM

Editor's Note: This article was updated on Feb. 27 to include the latest data from MEMA. Some numbers have changed below.

PEARL, Miss. (WTVA) - New data shows the extent of damage the state suffered during last week’s severe weather.

North Mississippi was hit hard with flooding, and tornadoes swept through several local counties on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Forty counties have reported damage to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), as of Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Approximately 600 residences, more than 450 roads and bridges, and 70 businesses were damaged.

Hundreds of homes were damaged across the WTVA 9 News viewing area.

MEMA reports 54 homes were damaged in Calhoun County. Clay County reported 72 homes. Lee County reported 49 homes.

Grenada and Lowndes counties reported 69 and 275 homes respectively.

Nineteen injuries have been reported in Lowndes County. One death was confirmed as a result of Saturday’s tornado in Columbus.

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The weather damaged hundreds of roads, including 30 in Calhoun County and 65 in Webster County.

Nine public buildings were also damaged in Lowndes County.

MORE: See the full report here 

These numbers could change as more information becomes available.

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