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Preliminary damage report from Hurricane Delta

Hurricane Delta (Image courtesy of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency)

On Friday, October 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, bringing with it damaging winds, rain and the possibility of tornadoes.

At this time, two injuries in Wilkinson and Lincoln Counties have been reported to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) due to the storm.

While multiple counties have received damage, the following official damage reports were submitted to MEMA.  They are preliminary numbers and could change throughout the assessment process:

  • Lincoln: Three homes with minor damage; two public utilities with major damage
  • Wilkinson: Four homes with major damage; 14 public roads with minor damage
  • Currently, the Adams County Safe Room remains open: 323 Liberty Road, Natchez, MS 39120.  MEMA personnel is in Adams County, assisting with their storm response and damage assessments.

MEMA continues to work directly with Local County EMA Directors to assess further the damage caused by this tropical system.

Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool.

Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Delta on Wednesday, October 7. President Trump then approved Governor Reeves’ request for a pre-landfall disaster declaration on Thursday, October 9.

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