Mississippi death reported during severe storms, 72 homes damaged

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2024

One person died and another was injured during Mississippi’s most recent severe weather event.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather beginning Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday. There are reports of homes damaged, trees down, roads blocked, and power outages due to the storms. Statewide, counties have reported 72 homes have been damaged.

Initial damage assessments are underway. The following is preliminary and will change through the assessment process. These counties report some damage to homes ranging from affected to destroyed.

  • Grenada – 1 injury, 3 homes
  • Hinds – 6 homes
  • Marshall – 9 homes
  • Scott– 1 death, 45 homes
  • Warren – 3 homes
  • Yazoo – 6 homes

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MEMA encourages residents who’ve sustained damage after a severe weather event to do the following:

  • File an insurance claim.
  • Take photos of the damage to the home. · Report damage to county/MEMA via the self-report tool.