Residences, roads, bridges, businesses affected by storms

Published 10:25 pm Monday, February 25, 2019

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to receive damage reports from flooding, severe storms and tornadoes that hit the state last week.

In Lincoln County, a house on Athens Trail in the northeast part of the county was damaged due to flooding, according to Emergency Management Director Clifford Galey. One person was safely removed from the home and taken to a family member’s house. The Red Cross was called in to provide assistance.

Statewide, close to 500 residences, over 200 roads and bridges and more than 30 businesses are affected. 

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Initial damage reports by county (assessments ongoing):

• Alcorn: Assessments ongoing, EF-0 and EF-1 tornado confirmed by National Weather Service ��� Memphis.

• Calhoun: 54 homes, two businesses and 20 roads damaged.

• Carroll: Assessments ongoing.

• Chickasaw: One home, one business and 14 roads damaged.

• Clarke: Homes damaged, three businesses and two roads damaged.

• Clay: 72 homes, 12 roads and five bridges damaged.

• Coahoma: Assessments delayed due to flooding.

• Grenada: 105 homes and 22 businesses damaged. seven roads damaged.

• Humphreys: Assessments delayed due to flooding.

• Issaquena: One home and five roads damaged.

• Itawamba: 41 roads damaged.

• Lafayette: Seven homes, three business, and three.

• Lee: 60 homes damaged; some roads inaccessible.

• Lincoln: One home damaged.

• Lowndes: EF-0 tornado in Artesia; EF-3 tornado in Columbus, both confirmed by National Weather Service – Jackson.

• Madison: Assessments ongoing.

• Monroe: Assessments ongoing.

• Montgomery: Assessments ongoing.

• Noxubee: One home damaged.

• Pontotoc: Nine bridges damaged.

• Prentiss: 45 roads damaged.

• Quitman: Assessments ongoing.

• Rankin: One home damaged.

• Sharkey: Three homes and 11 roads damaged.

• Simpson: One business damaged.

• Smith: Six roads and three bridges damaged.

• Sunflower: Two homes and roads damaged or inaccessible.

• Tallahatchie: 35 homes, nine businesses and 29 roads damaged.

• Tishomingo: EF-2 tornado confirmed by National Weather Service – Memphis; three homes, 36 roads and two bridges damaged.

• Tunica: Three roads damaged.

• Union: 22 roads damaged.

• Warren: Assessments ongoing.

• Washington: Assessments ongoing.

• Webster: Two homes and multiple roads damaged.

• Yalobusha: Assessments ongoing.

• Yazoo: Assessments ongoing.