6 tornados confirmed in Wednesday’s storms

Published 2:00 pm Friday, April 15, 2022

At least six tornados have been confirmed by the National Weather Service to have occurred in Mississippi Wednesday. Six injuries have also been reported — three in Tippah County, two in Alcorn and one in Clarke.

Twenty-four counties have reported some sort of damage to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

  • Winston — 41 homes; three businesses; eight farms
  • Jones — 16 homes; two businesses
  • Bolivar — five homes; three businesses
  • Warren — four homes; one business
  • Tunica — four homes
  • Marshall — four homes
  • Rankin — three homes
  • DeSoto — three homes
  • Jasper — two homes; one business
  • Smith — one home

Counties with unspecified damage were Alcorn, Clarke, George, Humphreys, Lauderdale, Leake, Leflore, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Quitman, Scott, Sunflower, Tippah and Wilkinson.

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Residents who sustained damage to their homes are encouraged to report it using the self-report tool at MSEMA.org. The MEMA Call Center is open today until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. by calling 800-445-6362.

Video of some of the damage in Alcorn, Clarke, Lauderdale, Tippah and Warren counties can be seen here.