MEMA releases damage report from April 9-10 severe storms

Severe Weather

PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) released its preliminary damage report from the severe storms that happened on April 9-10, 2021. The National Weather Services (NWS) confirmed four tornadoes across the state:

  • Attala County: EF-1 with winds of 95 mph
  • Lincoln County: EF-1 with winds of 95 mph
  • Marion County: EF-1 with winds of 105 mph
  • Rankin County: EF-0 with winds of 75 mph

There are no reports of any injuries or fatalities. The following counties submitted preliminary damage reports to MEMA:

  • Attala – 10 homes; 3 businesses
  • Chickasaw – 23 homes; 2 farms
  • Hinds – One home
  • Issaquena – One home
  • Marion – 24 homes; one farm
  • Pontotoc – 5 homes
  • Rankin – One home; one business
  • Warren – 3 homes
  • Yazoo  – One home

If there are any unmet needs, MEMA encourages residents to contact your county emergency management agency. A list of those county contacts can be found here.

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