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Last Week’s Storm Damage and its Impact Across the State

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GREENWOOD, Miss.–The same storms responsible for the death of a nurse from Tchula and a woman who was on oxygen and died when her power went out in Scott County, damaged 286 houses across the state, including many in the Delta. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released what may be their final assessment of the storms that went through April 9-10.

  • Carroll – 4 homes
  • Grenada – 9 homes, 1 injury
  • Hancock – 28 homes
  • Harrison – 6 homes
  • Holmes – 4 homes
  • Humphreys – 8 homes
  • Hinds– 59 homes
  • Lafayette – 2 homes
  • Leake – 6 homes
  • Madison – 16 homes
  • Marshall – 9 homes
  • Neshoba – 24 homes
  • Panola – 6 homes
  • Rankin – 16 homes, 1 injury
  • Scott- 53 homes, 1 death, 7 injuries
  • Smith – 2 homes
  • Warren – 17 homes
  • Washington – 2 homes
  • Yazoo – 15 homes
  • TOTAL: 286 Homes

Statewide, 47 public roads, two public bridges, seven public buildings, and three non-profit utility companies were also damaged.

In Grenada county, you can expect on and off closures of Hwy. 8 due to the damage of a bridge over Red Grass Creek.

Four tornadoes were also confirmed by the National Weather Service. All were low-end and none of those were in Delta counties.