GREENVILLE, Miss. – A state of emergency still in effect for the City of Greenville as many still recover from storms that moved across Mississippi Wednesday. Larry Miller, Assistant Emergency Management for Washing County says Washington County has finished assessing the damage.
“We have trees down, power lines down, typical stuff you get with storms. We did our preliminary damage assessment and we have estimated it to one structure destroyed, 26 structures with minor damage, and 29 with major damage.”
Miller tells us the city still has less that 2,000 people without power.
“We have several different power crews in town rebuilding the infrastructure and damage done. We’ve been working with the Red Cross who are working with citizens that are without power and necessities,”
For the most part Miller says the city is on a quick road to recovery.
“It’s a burden on day-to-day operations, but the city seems to be managing pretty well, so is the county. The county is assisting the city on getting the city’s streets cleaned up and cleared out.”
The city will be under the state of emergency for the next 30 days. Greenville City Schools that took damage after the storms will be closed to students Monday Oct. 22 but faculty will still be required to show up.