Storm Damage Reports from MEMA

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received more reports of storm damage from Tuesday’s severe weather.

MEMA tells us that no injuries have been reported so far.

The National Weather Service Survey teams will be out in the communities affected to determine how many tornadoes touched down. Newton County was heavily damaged.


Below is a list of damage reports gathered so far by MEMA:

  • Copiah: Roads closed due to flooding.
  • Franklin: Flash flooding, one water rescue, MS 556 between U.S. Hwy. 98 and U.S. Hwy 84 closed due to flooding.
  • Kemper: Homes and East Mississippi Community College damaged, roads closed from flooding/debris.
  • Lauderdale: Homes and West Lauderdale High School damaged, power outages, trees down in the Collinsville area.
    • Schools closed Wednesday.
  • Neshoba: Flash flooding in and around Philadelphia.
  • Newton: Homes and agricultural buildings damaged.
  • Noxubee: Reed Elementary School damaged and power outages in the Shuqualak area.
  • Rankin: Flash flooding in several areas. U.S. Hwy 80 between and MS Highways 43 and 13 closed due to high water.
  • Simpson: Flash flooding, MS 149 between Sawmill Rd. and Charlie Newsome Rd. closed.
  • Scott: Several roads flooded, U.S. Hwy 80 at Rankin/Scott County line closed due to flooding.

A viewer tweeted WJTV’s Malary Pullen aerial video of Newton County’s storm damage. You can play the video below.

Damage assessments are still being conducted.

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