Photo Courtesy of Gov. Bryant’s Office
Yesterday, Mississippi was hit hard by severe weather with tornados scattered across the state.
Following the severe storms across Mississippi on Monday, Governor Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency for all counties as damage assessments continue.
I have issued a declaration of emergency following the weather events from yesterday. @MSEMA is working hard and assessing the damage state wide. If you need immediate assistance, please contact your local county emergency manager. https://t.co/2ygO4KOctg pic.twitter.com/8iCh1j2ycM
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) December 17, 2019
During a press conference at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency headquarters, a MEMA representative stated that the National Weather Service has identified 14 tornados that touched down and that the number may rise as assessments continue.
No deaths were reported in Mississippi, but there have been 15 injuries. Preliminary damage reports show that over 150 homes have been either damaged or destroyed.
Throughout the day, there were over 11,000 power outages across the state.
MEMA stated that it could take around 2 to 3 weeks to finish assessing all of the damage.
Below, you can watch the full press conference.