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.

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