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Latest Mississippi Counts Says 11 Deaths and 13 Tornadoes


THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Officials were still adding up the damage from the Easter Sunday tornado outbreak. Teams say that process will take most of the week. Heaviest hit was nearby Monroe, Louisiana, which devastated the Monroe airport and damaged more than 300 homes. In Mississippi where 13 tornadoes and 11 deaths have been confirmed so far, Jefferson Davis County, topped the damage list with 100 homes damaged or destroyed, along with dozens of roads closed and as many as 80 residents displaced. In Bolivar County, 40 homes and 20 apartments were destroyed or suffered damage, and 20 roads were damaged. At one point Monday more than 72,000 people were without power in the Mississippi Delta stretching all the way to Memphis. e Delta to Memphis. In Arkansas where more than 100,000 customers could be without power for days. Helena-West Helena was hit especially hard as trees fell and buildings were damaged including Centennial Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest African-American churches in the country.

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