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At least 11 fatalities now being reported due to Sunday tornadoes in Mississippi

MEMA issued their initial damage report on Monday and the numbers in terms of lost life and damage are staggering and heartbreaking. MEMA suggested that these numbers could increase as the day moves on and damage assessments are completed.

The Easter Sunday storms claimed the lived of at least 11 citizens and damaged over 200 homes. Numersous roads were damaged and closed and over 72,000 are still without power, according to the initial report released by MEMA.

Governor Reeves has already signed a state of emergency.

From MEMA:

 The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is responding to the severe weather that hit the state on April 12, 2020. Additionally, Governor Tate Reeves signed a State of Emergency in response to this severe weather outbreak. There are 11 confirmed deaths and multiple injuries throughout the state due to the severe weather.

Counties Reporting Fatalities:

  • Carroll – 1 Fatality
  • Jefferson Davis – 4 fatalities
  • Jones – 2 fatalities
  • Lawrence – 2 fatalities
  • Panola – 1 Fatality
  • Walthall – 1 fatality

Over 100 people have lost their homes and are displaced due to these storms.

Jefferson Davis County was the hardes hit, reporting the following numbers.

Jefferson Davis – 100 homes, 40 roads closed debris, 40 roads closed damage, 75-80 displaced, multiple powerlines down

See the complete list here.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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