All of this as a Yazoo County town is trying to figure out how to rebuild its town hall after a tree plunged through the roof during Monday’s storms.
Mayor Lekisha Hogan says she and City Clerk Sarah Taylor were inside Monday afternoon when Taylor heard a tree crack. Seconds later, a branch speared through the ceiling.
Hogan says the 126-resident town doesn’t have property insurance and has little income except from water sales. She says she’s seeking assistance, as well as temporary quarters.
Scattered damage was reported in 25 counties, including roofs blown off houses in Nanih Waiya and an apartment complex in Columbus.
More than an inch of rain fell throughout northern parts of Mississippi, peaking at nearly 3 inches in Meridian.
Rain and possible severe weather are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.