Eighteen counties, state agencies see damage from storm
by MBJ Staff
Published: March 20,2013
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies continue to assess damages from severe weather that moved through the state Monday, bringing damaging winds and large hail.
Seven state agencies, including MEMA, have reported damage. They are:
• MEMA: Damage to 34 fleet vehicles, satellite radio communication systems, additional response equipment and the State Emergency Operations Center
• Mississippi Highway Patrol: Damage to more than 100 fleet vehicles
• Mississippi State Hospital: Damage to buildings and vehicles
• Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality: Damage to vehicles
• Mississippi State Fire Academy: Damage to vehicles
• Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy: Damage to buildings and vehicles
• Mississippi Department of Corrections: Damage to fleet vehicles
Eighteen counties have reported damages or impacts related to severe weather to MEMA. They are:
• Amite: Reports of large hail
• Calhoun: Trees and power lines down
• Chickasaw: Three homes destroyed and 19 with minor damage
• Clay: Trees down throughout the county
• Grenada: At least one home damaged. Trees and power lines down
• Hinds: Homes and public buildings damaged. Large hail reported
• Itawamba: One home with major damage and three with minor damage
• Lawrence: Reports of large hail
• Lee: Trees down throughout the county
• Lowndes: Trees and power lines down
• Monroe: Trees down throughout the county
• Neshoba: Three homes with minor damage
• Rankin: More than 300 homes damaged. Large hail reported
• Tallahatchie: A few homes damaged
• Tishomingo: Trees down
• Union: Twenty homes with minor damage and two businesses with minor damage
• Warren: One home destroyed and 10 with minor damage. One business with minor damage
• Wilkinson: Trees down and large hail.
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