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‘Could get worse’: 2 dozen homes damaged as severe weather continues to strike Mississippi

In the picture above, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is speaking during his State of the State address on Feb. 26 (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued a damage report from Tuesday’s storms that went into Wednesday morning.

According to MEMA, initial damage assessments include:

  • 12 homes damaged in Hinds County
  • 2 homes damaged in Neshoba County
  • 1 home destroyed in Warren County
  • 8 homes damaged and 1 home destroyed in Yazoo County

Downed trees have also resulted in multiple road closures in both Hinds and Yazoo counties.

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More severe weather is expected to hit the state throughout Wednesday, and Gov. Tate Reeves is asking all Mississippians to be prepared to take safety.

“It’s extremely important to keep in mind that our state is expected to experience more severe weather today,” Reeves wrote on X. “There’s a real possibility that the situation could get worse before it gets better. Please prepare in advance of today’s storms – it can be the difference between life and death and keeping your family safe.”

As tornado warnings have already begun to be issued in southern Mississippi, MEMA and its partners have opened safe rooms across the state. Click here for a list.

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