MEMA releases updated preliminary damage report for April 12 storms

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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency continues to respond to the severe weather that hit the state on April 12, 2020. No additional fatalities have been reported, so the total number of confirmed deaths remains at 12.

Counties Reporting Fatalities:

  • Carroll – 1 Fatality
  • Jefferson Davis – 4 fatalities
  • Jones – 3 fatalities
  • Lawrence – 2 fatalities
  • Panola – 1 Fatality
  • Walthall – 1 fatality
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There are currently more than 16,000 without power in the state. At this time, 32 counties have submitted damage reports to MEMA. These are initial reports, numbers could change throughout today and the upcoming days.

Total Number of Homes Impacted Per County:

(*Not all 32 counties are listed below)

  • Carroll –2
  • Chickasaw – 15
  • Clarke –22
  • Covington – 200
  • Grenada – 36
  • Humphreys – 4
  • Jasper – 64
  • Jefferson Davis – 205
  • Jones – 138
  • Lafayette – 3
  • Lawrence – 23
  • Marion – 1
  • Newton – 13
  • Panola – 30
  • Rankin –1
  • Smith – 16
  • Sunflower – 4
  • Tate – 8
  • Yazoo – 7

Statewide Total Homes Impacted = 792

Residents can self-report damage to county emergency management agencies through MEMA’s self-reporting tool. Those links for each county can be found on our website https://www.msema.org/.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is working with the American Red Cross and Mississippi Department of Human Services to provide shelter for 85 displaced individuals in private hotels.

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