MEMA gives update on damage from storm system
by MBJ Staff
Published: January 31,2013
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from 11 counties as a result of severe weather that moved through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
“We were very fortunate that only one minor injury was reported,” said MEMA director Robert Latham.
The counties reporting damages are:
• Coahoma: Damage to at least one home and one business; power outages
• DeSoto: Damage to several homes; power outages
• Grenada: Damage to a few homes; trees down
• Lee: Downed trees and power lines
• Monroe: Damage to a few homes; power outages; one non-life threatening injury
• Neshoba: Damage to a few businesses
• Panola: Damage to at least one home; trees down and power outages
• Pontotoc: Damage to several homes; power outages
• Quitman: Damage to at least one home; trees down
• Tallahatchie: Damage to a few homes; trees down
• Washington: Damage to several homes; trees down and power outages
MEMA reports updates of reported damages will be released as they become available. The National Weather Service will conduct storm surveys in affected counties to determine whether damages were the result of straight-line winds or tornadoes.
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