12 tornadoes confirmed Sunday; no fatalities reported from recent storms
Published 11:19 am Wednesday, May 5, 2021
No fatalities have been reported from the severe weather events of Sunday or Tuesday, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, though 12 tornadoes were confirmed in the state Sunday.
“MEMA understands that there is significant damage to portions of the state due to weather,” said a Wednesday statement from MEMA. “Our staff is working with county EMA directors to complete damage assessments.”
Based on initial assessments, approximately 100 homes were damaged statewide Tuesday, but only Rankin and Warren counties had submitted official reports, accounting for 11 of those damaged homes.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a total of 12 tornadoes across Mississippi Sunday.
- Calhoun County: EF-1 with winds of 90 mph
- Hinds County: EF-1 with winds of 105 mph
- Holmes/Carroll County: EF-2 with winds of 115 mph
- Holmes County (Eden/Tchula): EF-1 with winds of 110 mph
- Holmes County (Durant): EF-1 with winds of 100 mph
- Itawamba County: EF-0 with winds of 75 mph
- Jefferson County: EF-1 with winds of 105 mph
- Lee County: EF-1 with winds of 100 mph
- Madison County: EF-1 with winds of 95 mph
- Pontotoc/Lee County: EF-1 with winds of 90 mph
- Yazoo County: EF-1 with winds of 110 mph
- Yazoo/Holmes County: EF-0 with winds of 85 mph
The following counties submitted preliminary damage reports from these storms to MEMA:
- Hinds – 24 homes affected
- Lee – 65 homes affected; 2 businesses affected
- Pontotoc – 10 homes affected; 1 business affected
- Yazoo – 76 homes affected; 4 businesses affected
Residents and business owners can self-report damage from the severe storms on May 2 and/or May 4 through MEMA’s Crisis Track Self-Reporting tool.
If citizens have immediate unmet needs, they are encouraged to contact their county emergency management agency. A drone video of storm damage in Yazoo County can be viewed here.