Monday, January 2, 2017

MEMA Reports Storm Damage in Counties Across South and Central Ms


PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received damage reports from severe weather in Mississippi. Several counties have damage to homes and power outages. No injuries are being reported. There are nearly 20,000 customers without power.

·       Entergy 11,042
·       Southern Pine Electric 7,329

Counties reporting damage:

·       Claiborne: Trees and powerlines down.
·       Clarke: Trees and powerlines down.
·       Copiah: Home and Sweetwater United Methodist Church damaged, trees and powerlines down.
·       Covington: Homes damaged, trees and powerlines down.
·       Forrest: Flash flooding and trees down.
·       Jefferson: Trees down.
·       Jones: Trees down.
·       Perry: Trees and powerlines down.
·       Lamar: Trees and powerlines down.
·       Lauderdale: Home damaged, trees and powerlines down.
·       Lawrence: Trees and powerlines down.
·       Lincoln: Home damaged and trees and powerlines down near Brookhaven.
·       Marion: Home damaged, trees and powerlines down.
·       Pearl River: Trees and powerlines down.
·       Pike: Homes damaged, trees and powerlines down.
·       Simpson: Homes and chicken houses damaged near Mendenhall.
·       Smith: Trees down and power outages.
·       Walthall: Homes damaged, trees and powerlines down.


The National Weather Service will determine if the damage was caused by tornadoes.

The State Emergency Operations Center is staffed and monitoring conditions and requests for resources from counties.

MEMA will provide updates as information becomes available. The best way to get up-to-date information during this event is to “Like” MEMA on Facebook, or “Follow” us on twitter @msema.