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MEMA provides storm damage report

DeSoto County among the areas reporting damage from the storm system.

Photo: Some of the damage from the Corinth area after Wednesday’s severe storms went through. (Jon Myers/Mississippi News Group)

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with counties to assess damage from the severe weather on April 13, 2022. There are reports of homes damaged, trees down, and power outages due to yesterday’s storms. Currently, three injuries (Tippah) have been reported to MEMA.

Initial damage assessments are underway and 12 counties are reporting damage at this time. We anticipate that number to change as we are in the early stages of the damage assessment process. The counties reporting damage are:

  • Bolivar
  • DeSoto
  • Humphreys
  • Lauderdale
  • Leflore
  • Noxubee
  • Rankin
  • Scott
  • Smith
  • Sunflower
  • Tippah
  • Warren

MEMA encourages residents that sustained damage to their homes to report it to their counties using MEMA’s self-report tool.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Call Center is open for citizens needing resources following the severe weather. The Call Center will be open for business starting today April 14, 2022. If assistance is needed call 1-800-445-6362.

Hotline phone number for help this weekend from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

Bob Bakken

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