March 31, 2022

Crews on the ground to evaluate storm damage statewide

Therese Apel

Trees damaged by severe weather in Edwards in the March 22 storms.

Officials from the National Weather Service, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and local EMAs will begin the process of assessing damage from Wednesday’s round of severe weather early Thursday.

An important part of the process is determining which damage is done by tornadoes, straight-line winds, and other natural occurrences.

Watch our video from the recent March 22 storms and hear NWS Meteorologist Logan Poole explain the surveying process, what they’re looking for, and why it’s imperative that agencies gather post-storm data.

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