NEW: State releases damage assessments from flooding, tornadoes

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is adding up just how much damage has been caused by the bad weather in recent days.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2019 4:06 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is adding up just how much damage has been caused by the bad weather in recent days.

The state says it knows of 300 residences, 190 roads and bridges and 30 businesses affected by the flooding since February 19 and by Saturday's tornadoes.

However, those numbers are expected to climb since they do not include the damage from the Columbus tornado.

Here are the current damage assessments by MEMA for our local counties:

Alcorn: Assessments ongoing
Calhoun: 54 homes and 20 roads damaged
Chickasaw: One home and 14 roads damaged
Clay: 69 homes and 12 roads damaged
Grenada: 100 homes and 22 businesses damaged with six roads damaged
Itawamba: 41 roads damaged
Lafayette: Assessments ongoing
Lee: 60 homes damaged with some roads inaccessible
Lowndes: Awaiting damage reports from the county
Monroe: Assessments ongoing
Montgomery: Assessments ongoing
Noxubee: One home damaged
Pontotoc: Assessments ongoing
Prentiss: 34 roads damaged
Tishomingo: Two homes, two bridges and 22 roads damaged
Union: Assessments ongoing
Webster: Two homes and multiple roads damaged
Yalobusha: Assessments ongoing

State emergency management asks that people report damage to their county emergency management office.

Those figures would be used to help determine how much federal money the state would receive for disaster recovery.

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