Burn Bans in effect in Mississippi in 39 counties as of October 7, 2016

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JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – While the southeastern coast is hammered by Hurricane Matthew the state of Mississippi is relatively dry.  With no sign of rain in the immediate forecast, an uptick in dry autumnal winds means that burn bans have been extended for much of the state.

According to the Mississippi Forestry Commission, as of this posting burn bans are in effect in 39 counties.  They are:

  • Alcorn
  • Benton
  • Calhoun
  • Carroll
  • Chickasaw
  • Choctaw
  • Clay
  • Copiah
  • Grenada
  • Hinds
  • Humphreys
  • Itawamba
  • Kemper
  • Lafayette
  • Lauderdale
  • Lee
  • Lowndes
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Oktibbeha
  • Panola
  • Pontotoc
  • Prentiss
  • Rankin
  • Scott
  • Simpson
  • Smith
  • Tallahatchee
  • Tate
  • Tippah
  • Tishomingo
  • Union
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Webster
  • Winston

 

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