Due to the severe weather that impacted the state Monday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) received damage reports from affected counties and continues to assist with response efforts. At this time, four injuries have been reported in Grenada County; all due to wrecks from hydroplaning. We’re told, at this time, one of the four has been released from the hospital.
So far, eight counties have submitted damage reports to MEMA.
The following damage reports serve only as initial assessments from the county emergency management offices and can change as MEMA receives additional reports and assessments.
Initial damage reports by county (assessments ongoing):
- Clay – 10 roads closed due to flooding; two roads damaged
- Greene – Four homes damaged
- Grenada – One home damaged, one road destroyed, seven roads with minor damage; four people injured due to wrecks from hydroplaning.
- Leake – levee breach, five homes evacuated, Highway 16 closed
- Warren – Highway 80 road closure
- Yazoo – 20 homes damaged, 10 roads closed due to flooding, 12 people displaced; potential dam failure, four homes and a church are threatened
Last night, MDOT first responders worked through the night to safely reopen a portion of Highway 16 after a damaged culvert forced its closure in Leake County.
Hours later, flooding once again closed Hwy 16 in Leake County. The route remains CLOSED in both directions as crews monitor conditions and assess the damage.
- Oktibbeha– First Baptist Church, Starkville on STANDBY
Attala – 5,000 Sandbags
Leake – 5,000 Sandbags
Leake County – State Route 16 is closed in both directions between East Franklin Street and Midway Road
Warren County – U.S. Highway 80 is closed in both directions at Mount Alban Road
Hinds County held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the possible flooding of the Pearl River.
The following statement is from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.
MEMA officials say we can expect more rain across the state. Rivers are rising, and the ground is saturated, which can make it easier for trees to uproot in high winds.
Wednesday afternoon going into early Thursday we could see more severe weather and possible tornadoes.