Gov. Bryant declares State of Emergency after tornadoes hit Mississippi

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PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – Governor Phil Bryant is holding a news conference at MEMA in Pearl to discuss the tornado damage from Monday, December 16, 2019.

Gov. Bryant also declared a State of Emergency after the severe weather events. He said MEMA is working to assess the damage across the state.

So far, 14 tornadoes have been confirmed. 27 counties were affected by the severe weather. Leaders said 15 people were hurt, with one person having serious injuries. 150 homes have been damaged.

If you need help, you’re asked to contact your local county emergency manager. https://msema.org/county-ema/

You can read more about the damage by clicking this link.

You can watch the full news conference below:

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