Mississippi residents across the state continue to feel the effects of Friday night’s severe weather and tornadoes, with 7,300 power outages remaining in areas hit the hardest.
At this time, the National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that seven tornadoes touched down in the Magnolia State during the storms, including one EF-4 tornado (Rolling Fork/Silver City tornado), two EF-3 tornadoes (Carroll/Montgomery County tornado and Monroe County tornado), and four EF-1 tornadoes.
In all, the total number of fatalities in Mississippi has decreased to 21, with three being in Carroll County, two in Monroe County, three in Humphreys County, and 13 in Sharkey County.
Residents of Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey Counties can now register for FEMA Individual Assistance by going online to disasterassistance.gov or calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). MEMA is also encouraging residents who can report their damage using MEMA’s Self-Report Tool.
Governor Tate Reeves released that small businesses and private nonprofit organizations in adjacent counties can also apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) by using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ under SBA declaration #17836.
“Damage caused by tornadoes is covered under standard homeowners and business insurance policies. I encourage residents to file claims as soon as they’re able,” Reeves said.
Officials are working around the clock to restore each county’s water system, with Sharkey County having the only non-operational water system due to the destruction of Rolling Fork’s water tower. Six public water systems remain operating with restrictions throughout the state, with 10 public water systems currently operating under a boil water notice.
MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney gives an update on Mississippi’s recovery efforts following the severe storms on March 24th. pic.twitter.com/aC3jWRW5P0
— msema (@MSEMA) March 28, 2023
Here’s an updated list of the areas that had damage to public roads and homes ranging from affected to destroyed:
- Carroll – 24 homes, 3 public roads
- Humphreys – 55 homes
- Monroe – 1,476 homes, 29 public roads, 3 utilities
- Montgomery – 49 homes, 4 public roads, 1 public office building
- Grenada – 1 home
- Prentiss – 1 home
- Panola – 33 homes, 12 public roads
- Sharkey – 255 homes
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued the following areas as shelter and clinic locations for those in need of aid:
- South Delta Middle School at 86 Middle School Road, Anguilla, MS
- The Old Amory National Guard Building at 101 South 9th Street, Amory
- Silver City First Baptist at 257 Main Street, Silver City 39166
Clinic Locations in Rolling Fork:
- Complete Care at 25 S 4th Street, Rolling Fork MS 39159
- Sharkey Issaquena Medical Clinic at 283 Race Street, Rolling Fork, MS 39159
- Pain Treatments Center of America and Family Medicine at 29 S 4th Street, Rolling Fork, MS
MEMA has also released a list of locations that will be accepting donations in response to the weather crisis:
|Location||Address||Point of Contact||Hours of Operation|
|Humphrey’s County Emergency Management Agency||106 East Street Silver City, MS||Tamekia Jones 662-836-8347||8:00a- 6:00p|
|1825 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg, MS 39180||TJ Tennison
|Mississippi Fairgrounds||1207 Mississippi Street Jackson, MS 39202||MHP Troop C 601-420-6342
|8:00a – 6:30p|
MHP Patrol Troop K
|16741 Highway 67, Biloxi, MS||228-534-8619||9a-3p (March 28 -March 30)
MHP Patrol Troop F
|1103 Bratton Road, New Albany, MS||662-534-8619||9a-3p (March 28 -March 30)
Old Amory Garment
|902 Main Street South Amory, MS||Patty Parker 662-257-2474
|9:00a – 6:30p|
|Amory Regional Museum||801 3rd Street South Amory, MS||Wayne Knox 662-315-1849, 662-256-276||9:00a- 6:30p|
|Carroll-County-Old Vaiden High School Gym||504 Mulberry Vaiden, MS 39176||Stella Bell 662-897-0511||10:00a – 4:00p
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