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Updated MEMA Hurricane Delta damage report

On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Mississippi. Additionally, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Franklin County with maximum winds of 76 mph from Delta.

While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted to MEMA.  They are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process:

  • Adams County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 27
    • Total Businesses Impacted: 3
  • Claiborne County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 7
    • Total Businesses Impacted: 1
    • Total Public Roads Impacted: 1
  • Copiah County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 3
  • Jefferson County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 2
  • Lincoln County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 4
  • Wilkinson County:
    • Total Homes Impacted: 4
    • Total Public Roads Impacted: 14

MEMA continues to work directly with Local County EMA Directors to assess further the damage caused by this tropical system. Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Click here to view the self-report links for each county.

Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Delta on Wednesday, Oct. 7. President Trump then approved Governor Reeves’ request for a pre-landfall disaster declaration on Thursday, Oct. 9.