Gov. Phil Bryant declares state of emergency following Monday's tornado outbreak

Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a declaration of emergency after tornados swept through Mississippi on Monday.

Posted: Dec 17, 2019 10:41 AM
Updated: Dec 17, 2019 1:03 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a declaration of emergency after tornados swept through Mississippi on Monday.

Several tornadoes ripped through south Mississippi on Monday, including tornadoes in Hinds, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Lee, and Amite counties, according to WLBT-TV in Jackson.

Gov. Phil Bryant met with MEMA Tuesday morning. | Source: Phil Bryant/Twitter

Damage in Amite County, Mississippi | Source: WLBT-TV

Dozens of homes were destroyed or damaged in the Guntown Hills subdivision. | Date: Dec. 17, 2019

VideoTornadoes hit South, killing 3 people

Damage was also found in Union, Lee and Tishomingo counties in north Mississippi. Dozens of homes were destroyed in Guntown in Lee County.

One injury was reported in the Alpine community of Union County.

Representatives with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are out assessing damage across the state

Two people died in Lawrence County, Alabama, which is west of Decatur, according to WAAY-TV in Huntsville.

One person was killed in Louisiana, The Associated Press reports.

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