Severe storms cause widespread damage, one fatality
by MBJ Staff
Published: March 22,2012
Tags: damage, death, disaster, disaster recovery, disaster response, emergency, fatality, flooding, floods, homes, houses, natural disaster, power lines, rain, severe weather, storms, tornadoes, trees, Weather, wind
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Emergency management officials in Holmes County say severe weather may be to blame for one death in Lexington after a tree fell on a home late yesterday afternoon.
According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, five counties so far have reported damage from severe weather that moved across Mississippi yesterday. Damage reports by county are as follows:
• Franklin: Several homes damaged, numerous trees and power lines down.
• Holmes: One person killed in Lexington, at least one home damaged.
• Pike: City of Magnolia and vicinity, minor home damage, wind damage to trees and power lines. A horse appears to have died after being entangled in downed power line.
• Rankin: At least one home damaged.
• Warren: Damage reported near the Yokena community, Fisher Ferry Road, Mt. Alban Road, U.S. 80 and Culkin Road.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- JOSH MABUS: Bill Murray and business misfits
- BILL CRAWFORD: Dan Jones not the angel he is portrayed to be
- The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?
- DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love
- Analysis: Closed meetings can feed false public impressions
- Email from Nash to Delta Council’s Morgan included in DHA court file
- Suit against Kemper employee Brett Wingo is dismissed
- Bill would use casino taxes for bridges, little for tourism
- Statue depicts famous duel that originated 'Bowie knife'