MEMA damage reports from Monday’s severe weather

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UPDATE: 12/18/19 5:51 p.m.

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) received damage reports from 14 counties due to the tornadoes and severe storms that impacted the state Monday, December 16.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there are reports of 15 tornadoes impacting 15 counties. There are also 775 power outages statewide, which is down from nearly 8,000 Tuesday.

Listed below are damage reports to the counties affected by the tornado outbreak.

Initial damage reports by county:

  • Amite: 20 homes damaged
    • EF-2 tornado
  • Clarke: 15 homes damaged
  • Claiborne: EF-1 tornado
  • Franklin: One home damaged, one business damaged
  • Hinds:  62 homes damaged, 2 businesses damaged
  • Jasper: Three chicken farms destroyed
  • Jefferson Davis County: EF-2 tornado that traveled from Lawrence County
  • Jones: 208 homes damaged, 25 businesses damaged
    • EF-3 tornado that traveled from Lamar County
  • Lamar: 16 homes damaged, 11 businesses damaged
    • EF-3 tornado that traveled into Jones County
  • Lawrence: EF-2 tornado that traveled into Jefferson County
  • Lee: 37 homes damaged
    • EF-2 tornado
    • EF-0 tornado
  • Lincoln: 15 homes damaged
  • Marion: 14 homes damaged, 16 businesses damaged
    • EF-2 tornado
    • EF-1 tornado
  • Prentiss: EF-0 tornado
  • Simpson: Five homes damaged
    • EF-3 tornado that traveled into Smith County
  • Smith: 100 homes damaged, three chicken farms destroyed
    • EF-3 tornado that traveled from Simpson County
  • Tishomingo: 13 homes damaged, three businesses damaged
    • EF-1 tornado
  • Union: 12 homes damaged
    • EF-1 tornado

Shelters:

  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians: 101 Industrial Drive, Choctaw
  • Jones County: LT Ellis Center – 610 Munson Street, Laurel
  • Smith County: Mize Volunteer Fire Department – 115 Cedar Street, Mize

State Assets/Resources Deployed:

  • Amite County: 50 tarps
  • Clarke County: 200 tarps
  • Hinds County:
    • Unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
    • 100 tarps
  • Jefferson Davis County: 40 tarps
  • Jones County: 200 tarps
  • Lamar County: 100 tarps
  • Lee County:
    • 150 tarps
    • Unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
  • Lincoln County: 50 tarps
  • Marion County: 50 tarps
  • Smith County:
    • 200 tarps
    • Debris removal team
  • Union County: 50 tarps

The State Emergency Operations Center is activated and monitoring any requests or unmet needs from the county emergency management offices.

The public is encouraged to report damage to homes or businesses to their county emergency management office. A directory of all the offices is online at http://www.msema.org/county-ema/


PEARL, MISS. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency received damage reports from 14 counties due to the tornadoes and severe storms that impacted the state on Monday, December 16.

There are reports of 14 tornadoes. There are also 7,934 power outages statewide.

Initial damage reports by county (assessments ongoing):

  • Amite: Homes damaged, power outages, roads closed
  • Clarke: Homes damaged, trees and power lines down
  • Hinds:  Homes damaged, trees down, power outages
  • Jefferson Davis: Homes damaged, power lines down, roads closed, trees down
  • Jones: Major damage in the City of Laurel, roads closed/damaged, power outages, trees down
  • Lamar: Sumrall Schools sustained damage, injuries reported
  • Lee: Homes damaged, power outages
  • Lincoln: Homes damaged, power outages
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians: Roads closed
  • Simpson: Homes damaged, church damaged
  • Smith: Homes damaged, trees and power lines down, roads closed
  • Prentiss: Homes damaged, trees down
  • Tishomingo: Homes damaged, power outages
  • Union: Homes damaged, minor injury, power outages

Shelters:

  • Lee County: Guntown Community Center
  • Jones County: LT Ellis Center – 610 Munson Street, Laurel
  • Smith County: Mize Volunteer Fire Department – 115 Cedar Street, Mize

State Assets/Resources Deployed:

  • Amite County: 50 tarps
  • Clarke County: 200 tarps
  • Hinds County:
    • Unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
    • 100 tarps
  • Jefferson Davis: 40 tarps
  • Jones County: 200 tarps
  • Lamar County: 100 tarps
  • Lee County:
    • 150 tarps
    • Unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
  • Lincoln County: 50 tarps
  • Smith County:
    • 200 tarps
    • Debris removal team
  • Union County: 50 tarps

The State Emergency Operations Center is activated and monitoring any requests or unmet needs from the county emergency management offices.

The public is encouraged to report damage to homes or businesses to their county emergency management office. A directory of all the offices is online at http://www.msema.org/county-ema/.

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