Severe Weather Hits Mississippi: Two Dead, Six Injured

Published 10:59 am Friday, April 12, 2024

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is collaborating with counties nationwide to evaluate the aftermath of severe weather and flooding that struck communities on April 9-10.

As of the latest report, two fatalities have been confirmed, one each in Scott and Leflore counties, with an additional six individuals sustaining injuries as a result of the recent storms and flooding.

According to the National Weather Service Jackson, an EF 1 tornado struck Hinds County on April 9, while an EF 0 tornado swept through Madison County’s Mannsdale area on April 10.

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Preliminary assessments indicate that 179 homes statewide have suffered varying degrees of damage. The figures provided below are subject to change as initial evaluations continue:

  • Grenada: 1 injury, nine homes affected
  • Harrison: 6 homes damaged
  • Holmes: 4 homes affected
  • Hinds: 38 homes damaged
  • Madison: 16 homes affected
  • Marshall: 9 homes damaged
  • Neshoba: 22 homes affected
  • Rankin: 10 homes damaged
  • Scott: 1 fatality, five injuries, 45 homes damaged
  • Warren: 16 homes affected
  • Yazoo: 4 homes damaged

Emergency response teams are actively assessing the destruction’s full extent and providing support to affected residents. We will provide updates on the situation as they become available.