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Six Dead, Many Injured in Wednesday’s Deadly Tornadoes

Jackson, Miss– The tornadoes Wednesday, just two days before Christmas, left families in mourning and picking up the pieces. (photo from WREG)

Six people are dead, including a seven year old from Holly Springs. Three more people are confirmed dead from Ashland, in Benton County.

Aside from Holly Springs, where massive damage is left behind, more damage is reported in Quitman County, Benton County, and Coahoma County, reports WREG.

MEMA’s initial report details damage all across North Mississippi. These numbers are expected to adjust as new information comes available.

Benton County:

  • Cars damaged along Miss. Highway 5 near the town of Ashland.
  • Miss. Highway 5 is closed.

Coahoma County:

  • Damage to homes and the airport near the city of Clarksdale.
  • At least one injury.

Marshall County:

  • Homes damaged and powerlines down near Miss. Highway 4 and Miss. Highway 7 near the city of Holly Springs.
  • Miss. Highway 7 is closed.
  • Search and rescue is being performed.

Panola County:

  • Homes damaged near the town of Sardis.
  • At least two injuries.
  • Miss Highway 315 between Sledge and Sardis is blocked while crews remove storm debris.

Quitman County:

  • Damage to homes.

Tippah County:

  • Damage to areas near the Brownsville community.

MEMA has personnel assisting emergency managers in those counties.


If possible, avoid these areas so that emergency managers and first responders can get through safely.

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