MEMA gives latest details on storm damage in north Mississippi
by MBJ Staff
Published: March 12,2012
TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY and YALOBUSHA COUNTY — Severe storms that moved through the state last Thursday night are blamed for widespread damages to several homes in North Mississippi.
Initial damage reports sent the State Emergency Operations Center in Pearl show nearly two-dozen homes in Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties were either destroyed or sustained major damage.
Damage reports by county are as follows:
• Tallahatchie: 14 homes destroyed, seven with major damage and 24 with minor damage
• Yalobusha: One home destroyed, two with major damage, 11 homes with minor damage
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency staff members are working with the local counties to assess the damages and to ensure that all the needs of their residents are met. Disaster assistance teams from the American Red Cross and other members of Mississippi Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters are helping the counties provide assistance to their citizens in the impacted areas.
“We really appreciate the work that the voluntary organizations are doing in these communities,” said MEMA director Robert Latham. “The Mississippi VOADs and other local faith based and non-governmental organizations are key partners in helping these families get back on their feet and on their way to recover.”
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Source: Bryant has offered Glenn McCullough MDA job
- COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: Loans disguised as government bonds (BOANs)
- (WITH VIDEO) Funding secured for Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson
- PHIL HARDWICK: The third grade reading gate, book buddies and school principals
- Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast
- TRANSITION AT THE MDA — Is Mississippi better off than it was 3 years ago?
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years