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MEMA: 9 tornadoes and 6 injuries confirmed in March 30 severe weather

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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is still assessing the damage from this week’s severe weather.  As of the latest update, at least 9 tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service, 6 injuries have been reported, and 32 counties are reporting some sort of damage.

Seventeen counties have provided preliminary damage numbers to MEMA. These numbers are subject to change through the validation process:

  • Attala– 10 Homes; 10 Farms
  • Bolivar– 19 Homes; 10 Businesses
  • Calhoun
  • Carroll
  • Coahoma– 15 Homes; 1 Business
  • DeSoto – 5 Homes; 1 Business
  • Forrest – 11 Homes; 1 Business; 1 Farm
  • George
  • Greene – 23 Homes; 2 Businesses
  • Harrison– 9 Homes
  • Hinds – 34 Homes
  • Holmes
  • Humphreys
  • Jackson – 13 Homes
  • Lafayette – 4 Homes; 2 Businesses
  • Lawrence
  • Lauderdale– 9 Homes; 5 Businesses
  • Leake
  • Leflore
  • Madison
  • Marshall – 4 Homes
  • Noxubee
  • Oktibbeha
  • Panola– 57 Homes; 1 Business
  • Smith– 6 Homes; 3 Businesses
  • Sunflower
  • Tallahatchie
  • Warren– 37 Homes; 1 Business
  • Washington
  • Wayne– 32 Homes; 3 Businesses
  • Yalobusha
  • Yazoo– 28 Homes; 3 Businesses

MEMA encourages residents who’ve sustained damage to do the following after a severe weather event:

  • File an insurance claim
  • Take photos of the damage to the home
  • Report damage to county/MEMA via the self-report tool
  • For information on resources, contact the county EMA or call the MEMA call center:

1-800-445-6362.

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