Mississippi death toll from Easter Sunday tornado outbreak rises to 14

Published 5:17 pm Thursday, April 16, 2020

Authorities confirmed Thursday two more people died as a result of the Easter Sunday tornado outbreak in Mississippi.

The newly confirmed deaths bring the total death toll to 14 people.

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least a dozen different tornadoes touched down across the state Sunday. Two were particularly powerful packing winds of nearly 200 mph.

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The two new fatalities were in Jones and Walthall counties.

Deaths from the severe weather include:

Carroll County – 1
Jefferson Davis County – 4
Jones County – 4
Lawrence County – 2
Panola County – 1
Walthall County – 2