March 3, 2023

Over 40 Buildings Damaged In Storms Across State

Morgan Howard

There was significant damage after storms ripped across the state in Mississippi today. MEMA released a report on the damage.

One woman died when a tree fell on her vehicle.

One person was also injured in Oktibbeha County.

The storms on Friday brought lots of damage to areas all across the state.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess the damage.

Initial damage assessments are underway.  The following is PRELIMINARY and will change throughout the assessment process. These counties have reported some type of damage:

Itawamba – 30 homes; Itawamba Community College reporting damage

Monroe – 1 home; 1 apartment complex

Oktibbeha- 3 homes

Panola- 2 homes; 1 public building (Unoccupied building near the Sardis Community Nursing Home)

Pontotoc- 2 homes

Yazoo- 1 home

MEMA said these are preliminary results and they will change throughout the assessment process.

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