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.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 96032

Reported Deaths: 2894
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds7110159
DeSoto556559
Harrison385374
Jackson348670
Madison329788
Rankin329377
Lee271468
Forrest247872
Jones247579
Washington223872
Lafayette217339
Lauderdale2049125
Bolivar184066
Oktibbeha177850
Lamar170035
Lowndes156958
Neshoba1566104
Panola147129
Sunflower146546
Warren140550
Leflore140481
Pontotoc126616
Pike123451
Monroe122868
Copiah118433
Scott117427
Coahoma115528
Holmes109659
Marshall109517
Lincoln109053
Grenada108336
Yazoo105930
Simpson103346
Union99724
Tate98737
Leake95338
Adams93837
Wayne90021
Pearl River88353
Marion85935
Prentiss85517
Covington82022
Itawamba81521
Alcorn80311
George77113
Newton77024
Tallahatchie77021
Winston73819
Tishomingo68238
Chickasaw67924
Tippah66917
Attala65925
Walthall60026
Clay59218
Clarke58746
Hancock58222
Jasper57315
Noxubee54816
Smith53215
Calhoun51512
Tunica48615
Claiborne46316
Montgomery46120
Lawrence43313
Yalobusha43314
Perry42319
Humphreys37715
Greene37517
Quitman3735
Stone37112
Jefferson Davis34111
Webster33813
Amite32910
Carroll31612
Wilkinson30518
Kemper28915
Sharkey26613
Jefferson2439
Benton2263
Franklin1923
Choctaw1856
Issaquena1043
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 134231

Reported Deaths: 2357
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson19572348
Mobile13320292
Montgomery8811183
Tuscaloosa8586117
Madison782078
Shelby592349
Lee588759
Baldwin545650
Marshall393343
Calhoun349942
Etowah343945
Morgan327328
Houston280221
Elmore265947
DeKalb240620
St. Clair230835
Walker230683
Talladega214628
Limestone208820
Cullman189020
Dallas178326
Franklin176729
Autauga175725
Russell17573
Lauderdale169833
Colbert164126
Blount160815
Escambia160324
Chilton156431
Jackson156011
Covington138527
Dale135844
Coffee13206
Pike119410
Chambers116142
Tallapoosa115685
Clarke108916
Marion95729
Butler91639
Barbour8737
Winston73812
Marengo71620
Pickens65614
Lowndes65327
Bibb65210
Randolph64213
Hale63428
Lawrence61623
Geneva6074
Cherokee60313
Bullock59914
Monroe5848
Clay5797
Washington55613
Perry5416
Crenshaw53632
Conecuh53511
Wilcox53111
Henry4935
Macon48119
Fayette4508
Sumter43519
Lamar3662
Cleburne3646
Choctaw34912
Greene30315
Coosa1683
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