MEMA reports flood damage

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is assessing damage with county emergency management offices in the areas impacted by significant flash flooding beginning on June 8, 2021. Currently, counties are reporting 121 homes damaged, 11 businesses, and 136 public roads and buildings damaged or affected by this event.

For Farmers that have suffered losses during the flood event, that damage must be reported through the county Farm Service Agency.

Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Click here to view the self-report links for each county. Impacted residents can begin their recovery efforts by filing insurance claims and documenting damage through photos.

Currently, MEMA has received preliminary damage reports from the following counties:

Attala County:

Homes Impacted: 3

Roads Impacted: 29

Businesses Impacted: 1

Chickasaw County:

Roads Impacted: 10

Coahoma County:

Homes Impacted: 1

Roads Impacted: 10

Businesses Impacted: 1

Grenada County:

Homes Impacted: 13

Public Buildings/Utilities Impacted: 2

Issaquena County:

Homes Impacted: 13

Public Building: 1

Businesses Impacted: 1

Lafayette County:

Homes Impacted: 4

Roads/Utilities Impacted: 14

Businesses Impacted: 6

Lee County:

Homes Impacted: 18

Roads Impacted: 2

Oktibbeha County:

Homes Impacted: 1

Public Building Impacted: 1

Businesses Impacted: 1

Panola County:

Roads Impacted: 23

Tallahatchie County:

Homes Impacted: 50

Roads Impacted: 5

Quitman County:

Homes Impacted: 12

Roads Impacted: 36

Businesses Impacted: 1

Yalobusha County:

Homes Impacted: 6

Roads Impacted: 3

*These are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process.

Bob Bakken

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