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.
Damage in Amite County, Mississippi | Source: WLBT-TV
Dozens of homes were destroyed or damaged in the Guntown Hills subdivision. | Date: Dec. 17, 2019
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.