MEMA releases updated damage reports for Easter Sunday
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the severe weather that hit the state April 12. The total number of confirmed deaths remains at 12.
As of Thursday morning, 33 counties have submitted damage reports to MEMA. Over 1,200 homes have been impacted statewide by Sunday’s severe weather event. Additionally, over 75 businesses across the state have been impacted.
These are initial reports, numbers could change in the upcoming days.
Total Number of Homes Impacted Per County:
(*Not all 33 counties are listed below)
- Carroll –2
- Chickasaw – 15
- Clarke –22
- Covington – 352
- Grenada – 92
- Humphreys – 4
- Jasper – 74
- Jefferson Davis – 205
- Jones – 328
- Lafayette – 3
- Lawrence – 23
- Marion – 1
- Newton – 13
- Panola – 32
- Rankin –1
- Smith – 16
- Sunflower – 4
- Tate – 12
- Yazoo – 7
Statewide Total Homes Impacted = 1,206
Residents can still self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Those links for each county can be found online at www.msema.org.
MEMA requests that those in the damaged areas adhere to the guidelines of debris sorting. Debris sorting and measurements are crucial when applying for federal assistance.
Volunteer Mississippi’s Regional Hub, Volunteer Southeast Mississippi, will coordinate volunteer opportunities. For those interested in volunteering, visit www.volunteermississippi.ms.gov to fill out a volunteer registration form. Potential volunteers should not self-deploy, but instead wait until they are contacted and connected with affiliated response organizations.
DEBRIS SORTING GUIDELINES
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