2 weather-related deaths reported in Mississippi

Published 1:10 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Two weather-related deaths have been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency during the severe winter conditions Sunday-Tuesday.

The first was a vehicle accident in Humphreys County. The wreck occurred Sunday around 7:59 p.m. on Hwy. 49, south of Silver City.

The second death occurred Tuesday in Sharkey County, and has been attributed to extreme cold.

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MEMA continues to work with county and state partners as dangerous cold is expected to continue throughout the week in portions of the state. MEMA encourages motorists to exercise caution as they travel through colder regions.

A car or disaster kit is recommended, which includes such items as non-perishable food for family and pets; drinking water; extra blankets; medications and a first aid kit; hygiene items; phone chargers; flashlights and extra batteries; windshield scraper; jumper cables; and emergency flares or reflectors.